West Brom's Jay Rodriguez cleared of alleged racial abuse

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Manchester United suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat to rock-bottom West Brom at Old Trafford to confirm Manchester City's coronation as Premier League champions.

The "Special One" also stated that he has no pressure to keep all his players happy since only 11 players can start in a single match. Back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero remains injured, but defenders Phil Jones and Daley Blind have both trained this week and are available.

A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in ideal style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.

No action will be taken against Jay Rodriguez after the Football Association announced Friday that an allegation of racism against the West Bromwich Albion striker was "not proven".

In his pre-match press conference on Friday, Mourinho told a journalist that he only needs four points to stay second and the derby win against Manchester City last week should set their hopes on course.

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Not for the first time this season at Old Trafford United started sluggishly and could have been a goal down after 12 minutes.

The Citizens had their fate in their own hands last weekend, but gave up a 2-0 lead at home to Manchester United, eventually losing 2-3, meaning they would have to wait for at least another eight days before being crowned champions.

The City manager's decision to forego the match looked justified considering West Brom's awful form, although Jake Livermore's early attempt was a warning shot that undercooked United failed to heed. United have kept a league-high 16 clean sheets this season with 11 of those coming in home fixtures. The Belgian scored in the return fixture against the Baggies in December a year ago and will be hoping to do more damage against his former side at Old Trafford on Sunday. All of their seven away league points have come against teams that began the day in the top half of the table.

The Baggies have scored just 26 Premier League goals in 2017-18, the same total Manchester United have registered in the first half in games alone.

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