manchester city are the premier league champions and they did it without setting foot on the pitch yesterday afternoon.see related man city transfer news: pep targets riyad mahrez and thomas lemarhaving beaten tottenham 3-1 on saturday to move 16 points clear of manchester united, the sky blues sat back yesterday to watch what most commentators assumed would be three comfortable points for united at home to west bromwich albion.basement boys baggies hadn’t won an away game in the league since august, and their last victory was in january. it seemed sunday’s game would be a mere formality for united. albion had other ideas, though. in one of the premier league shocks of the season, they beat their hosts 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from jay rodriguez.the victory still leaves the baggies rooted to the bottom - and to have any chance of escaping the drop, they’ll have to win their four remaining matches. however, for city, the result means their third league title in ten years; while pep guardiola, becomes the first spaniard to manage a premier league-winning side.in securing the title with five games to spare, city also equal the english top-flight record achieved in the modern era by everton (1984-85) and manchester united (2000-01).guardiola was on the golf course as united capitulated in front of their stunned supporters, many of whom had celebrated wildly last saturday after their side went to the etihad and inflicted a 3-2 defeat on their “noisy neighbours”....