The incredible stats behind City’s title win – and the records they can still break
Manchester City were handed the Premier League title after their bitter rivals Manchester United lost to West Brom.
It has been an incredibly impressive second season for Pep Guardiola in the Premier League. Here are some of the most impressive stats from their title win.
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CITY’S INCREDIBLE SEASON IN NUMBERS
- Manchester City have already won more points from their 33 league games this season (87) than 11 of the previous Premier League champions had won at the end of their title-winning campaign - this includes their last title win in 2013-14 (86).
- Based on three points for a win, Manchester City’s current points tally of 87 is the most by any side in English top-flight league history after 33 games of a season. The previous record was held by Chelsea (82 points) in both 2004-05 and 2005-06.
- Pep Guardiola is just the third manager to win the top-flight title in England and at least two of the other big five European leagues, after Carlo Ancelotti (3) and Jose Mourinho (2).
- Manchester City have defeated every single team this season in the Premier League – only the third time that a Premier League team have done this in a single campaign (Manchester United in 2010-11 and Chelsea in 2005-06). They are the 10th team in top-flight history to achieve this.
- Manchester City have won the Premier League title with five games remaining; equalling the English top-flight record. They have equalled the efforts of Manchester United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85) who all won the top-flight title with five games to spare.
RECORDS THAT COULD STILL TUMBLE
- Manchester City need just 13 points from their last five games to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League; something that has never been achieved in the English top-flight (based on three points for a win).
- Pep Guardiola is just 12 points away (with five games left) from his previous best points tally in a single league season as a manager: 99 points with Barcelona in 2009-10.
- The record number of wins by a club in a single top-flight season is 31, by Tottenham Hotspur in 1960-61. Manchester City (28 wins) are now just three wins away from this with five games to play.
- Manchester City (93 goals) need seven goals in their remaining five league games of the season to become just the fourth team to score 100+ goals in a Premier League season, after Chelsea in 2009-10 (103), Manchester City in 2013-14 (102) and Liverpool in 2013-14 (101).
- Manchester City are currently 16 points ahead of 2nd placed side Manchester United – the Premier League record points gap between 1st and 2nd place at the end of a season is currently 18 points by Manchester United in 1999-00.