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Manchester City Make History, Retain EPL Title

The Sky Blues Are the Third Team in EPL History to Win the EPL Title in Consecutive Seasons

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

After an exhilarating title race, Manchester City were crowned the champions of England as they retained the English Premier League title. The 2018/19 victors finished the season with 98 points, two less than their centurion season.

The Mancunians have won four EPL titles in the last eight seasons.

Manchester City are the first team in ten years to win the league in consecutive seasons, where Manchester United last won back to back titles from 2006-09. Moreover, City are only the third team in EPL history to win the title in consecutive seasons, where Manchester United were the first and Chelsea were the second. Finally, Manchester City are the first team to retain a title in a FIFA World Cup year in 16 years, where Liverpool retained the title from 1981-83.

As for personal history, this is the first time City have retained consecutive titles in the English top flight. For a club that is often overshadowed by rivals United and Liverpool, this is a major for City.

The Sky Blues are also in contention for becoming the first English senior men’s club team to win a domestic treble (or quadruple according to City manager Pep Guardiola). The Mancunians already won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the EPL title this season, and will face Watford this weekend in the FA Cup final.

The FA Cup final will kickoff at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 18 May at 15:00 GMT (UK); 12:00 EST, 09:00 PST (USA).