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Sturridge in line to return against Manchester United

Sturridge in line to return against Manchester United

Someone text Pep Guardiola the news because the Manchester City manager is somewhere on a golf course blissfully unaware that his side are Premier League champions for just the third time.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

The Red Devils have only ever lost one game at home to a side that began the day bottom of the table, to Blackburn in December 2011.

City subsequently join the United team of 2000/01 in becoming the only Premier League club to win the title with five matches remaining.

Instead United delayed the inevitable by staging a remarkable comeback with Paul Pogba leading Mourinho's side to a 3-2 with his two goals and Chris Smalling's winning strike.

Rodriguez faced a five-match ban if found guilty of breaching FA rule E3, which concerns player behaviour and cites "ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality" as aggravating factors.




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.

In addition, a spirited come-back against fierce rivals Man City in last Saturday's 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium means manager Jose Mourinho's men will have nothing to fear and could fancy their chances of scoring plenty of goals in front of the home fans on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku saw a header saved by Ben Foster in the second half but, other than that, United rarely threatened to score.

With The Telegraph reporting that Jonny Evans is set to be available for just £3 million if West Brom are relegated this season, it would not be a surprise if every single club in the Premier League considered making a move with the Baggies nearly definitely going down.

"When the burden and standard of proof is applied, we could not properly say we were satisfied that the player probably spoke the offending words".

West Brom is dead last in the Premier League, now nine points back of safety with four matches to play. Now the question will be can they retain it next season?


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