Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has thanked West Bromwich Albion following their shock victory over Manchester United. The win meant that the Citizens were crowned the Premier League champions for the third occasion, and Kompany was pleased with the Baggies triumph at Old Trafford against the odds.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Kompany said: “I had that feeling when I woke up this morning but I don’t like to wait and see a team lose, so it’s a different kind of experience today. As (West Brom) got stuck into the game you got the feeling ‘something could happen here’, and a set-piece, a wonderful goal from Rodriguez – thank you! – it’s a great feeling.”

The Baggies are more or less confined to relegation barring a miracle, but the performance on the night would have undoubtedly won over many of their supporters. Since the appointment of caretaker Darren Moore, the west Midlands outfit have claimed four points in the space of two games, but their return to form has just come at the wrong time.

West Brom are currently nine points adrift of safety, and their chances of survival appear slim as they have to win their remaining four matches whilst hoping that the likes of Swansea City, Huddersfield among others fail to bag a victory. Meanwhile, City celebrated their third Premier League crown on Sunday, and this surely caps off a strong second season despite their failure to compete for the Champions League title.

Pep Guardiola’s side had a poor run of results which witnessed them lose three matches on the trot this month, but they would undoubtedly be pleased to have won the title on the back of their 3-1 league triumph at Tottenham Hotspur. City now have the opportunity of picking up the most wins in a single Premier League campaign whilst they also have the chance to reach the 100-point which has not been achieved by any top-flight outfit.