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The 'weird' thing Thierry Henry noticed within 10 minutes of Man Utd vs West Brom

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Not even Manchester City thought they would be winning the Premier League this weekend.

After beating Spurs 3-1 on Saturday night, Pep Guardiola knew that they could be crowned champions if they beat Swansea at the Etihad the following weekend.

And ahead of that potential title-winning match, the Spanish boss gave his players a few days off before they prepared to seal the title.

"We will be back together on Wednesday afternoon," he said after the Spurs game.

"The last week was tough for us so we will have three days off and then prepare for Swansea. We are going to fight for those last five games."

What they didn’t expect is to be crowned champions before they next played.

But that’s exactly what happened with Manchester United losing 1-0 at home to bottom-placed West Brom.


While nobody saw that result coming before the game, one man got the impression something remarkable was going to happen after just 10 minutes.

Speaking after United’s shock result, Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry admitted he noticed something “weird” after just 10 minutes.

"As soon as the game started, something was weird - the atmosphere of the stadium, the team - it's so weird from what we saw from that team a week ago," Henry told Sky Sports.

"West Brom outworked them; they wanted to go out and hurt them. After 10 minutes, I turned and there was a weird atmosphere and I could only see West Brom scoring."

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Henry was right. The atmosphere inside the stadium was subdued throughout the 90 minutes and there was just a strange feeling inside the Theatre of Dreams.

While they can no longer win the title, the Red Devils may now have a fight on their hands to fend off both Liverpool and Spurs as all three sides compete to finish second.

But Jose Mourinho will be desperate to finish the season with a trophy and face Spurs in the semi-final of the FA Cup this weekend.

He will be hoping for a much-better atmosphere and performance from both the fans and his players at Wembley.

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