Paul Pogba scored twice and Chris Smalling bagged the victor as Jose Mourinho's side produced a stunning turnaround from 2-0 down at the interval to win 3-2 and put City's Premier League title party on ice. However, a shock 1-0 win for West Brom, who are now rooted to the bottom of the Premier League means that the title celebrations can start early for the Citizens.
Mourinho added: "I think Man City wins the title (this season)".
Rafa Benitez's team passed the 40-point mark widely viewed as a guarantee against relegation and is 13 points clear of third-to-last Southampton with five games remaining.
Mourinho acknowledged that "City were the best team" in the Premier League, telling the BBC: "Sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".More news: African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies
Manchester City bagged the Premier League for the fifth time in history as they previously won it in 1937, 1968, 2012 and 2014.
"So happy to be able to share another trophy with our awesome fans!" tweeted City's captain Vincent Kompany.
Rodriguez was charged with using "abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race" towards Gaetan Bong during a Premier League match in January. I believe in myself.
Neither United nor West Brom have any suspension issues and that extends as far as having no players on the verge of a ban thanks to the FA's latest amnesty.More news: Shire sells cancer drugs to Servier for $2.4B as Takeda circles
"We didn't want or played simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".
He said: "Probably because I (have) won eight championships I was not in the moon with the victory against them, because that doesn't make me feel super happy".
With a nod perhaps to next season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paired Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front and they combined for the goal, with Aubameyang clipping over a cross that Lacazette finished on the slide.
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.More news: Pacers stun LeBron's Cavs in NBA Playoffs