Twitter reacts as Man United hand the Premier League title to Man City with loss vs West Brom

Football fans the world over have taken to social media this evening to discuss their shock at Manchester United’s loss at the hands of West Bromwich Albion handing the Premier League title to Manchester City.

Matchup

The two sides went head to head at Old Trafford, with United having come into proceedings fresh off the back of their morale-boosting 3-2 comeback victory over Manchester City in the derby last weekend.

Paul Pogba after 2nd goal vs Man City

Paul Pogba during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Manchester, England.

West Brom, meanwhile, had failed to pick up all 3 points in a Premier League outing since the middle of January, with the Baggies’ last match having seen them throw away a second-half lead to draw 1-1 with Swansea City.

Teams

0-0

The early exchanges of this afternoon’s clash saw hosts United control the vast majority of possession, but West Brom look surprisingly dangerous on the break through the likes of Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez.

The best chances of the opening 45 minutes fell to Jake Livermore and Romelu Lukaku, with David De Gea and Ben Foster both subsequently producing impressive stops to keep the scores level heading into the interval.

Coming up short

The second 45 started out in a similar vein, with United once again struggling to break down the stout backline of their opponents.

And the lack of cutting edge on the part of the Red Devils, in the end, proved extremely costly this evening, as Jay Rodriguez’s headed finish in the 73rd-minute sent Darren Moore’s bottom of the table Baggies home with all 3 points.

Reaction

Aside from proving an embarrassing result for Jose Mourinho’s United, today’s loss was compounded by the fact that their result handed fierce rivals Manchester City the Premier League title, a fact which Twitter users have since been quick to highlight:

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