Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho branded his side the "masters in complication" after their shock defeat to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday handed rivals Manchester City the Premier League.
Even when Jay Rodriguez headed in the decisive goal, in the 73rd minute, it was alarming to see the lack of fight from a team, lest it be forgotten, that have won this league 20 times. While United players were wanting a penalty, Paul Tierney wasn't having it.
Ritchie scored the victor against Manchester United on February 11 that kickstarted Newcastle's surge to safety and he did the same here, running onto Perez's flick off Islam Slimani's header to beat Petr Cech from 12 meters (yards).
City will now celebrate their Premier League success at home to Swansea next Sunday.
"Some players think it is stylish football". Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.
West Brom is still nine points from safety and looks destined for relegation.
Most of the people inside Old Trafford thought they had made the breakthrough in the 67th minute, when Lukaku climbed higher than Gibbs at the back post - just like he did at The Hawthorns - and powered a forceful downwards header towards goal.
Mourinho was asked whether he took off Pogba because he had a yellow card and was at risk of getting sent off.
They won it in the last remaining seconds in 2012, and in the final match in 2014.
'We deserve top be punished, but the defeat was too heavy'. "Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle, when the fifth English top-flight title of its history was assured. Today was a bad day and we need to move on.
Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team. You don't win titles with inconsistency.
Pogba was substituted after 57 minutes of United's defeat, and Mourinho did not make any attempt to hide his unhappiness with the team's performance and the inconsistency of his most expensive player.