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Manchester City have won their fourth Premier League title and their second in succession, how do they compare to other great teams?

Here is a look at how their side compares to some of the other great teams of the Premier League era...

Manchester City 2017-18

After a year to settle into English football, Pep Guardiola started to work his magic on City. His side powered to the title in spectacular fashion, breaking a host of records in the process.

The slick and attractive football - playing out from the back, breaking quickly, pressing relentlessly - steamrollered many opponents. The statistics - most points (100), most wins (32), most goals (106), biggest winning margin (19 points) - were stunning.

Arsenal 2003-04

One record City did not better was that of Arsenal's 'Invincibles', who won the title unbeaten. This was an outstanding feat, not achieved in the English top flight since Preston (the original 'Invincibles') in 1889.

Arsene Wenger's side were a superb unit with defensive strength from Sol Campbell, midfield drive from Patrick Vieira, attacking flair from Dennis Bergkamp and many goals from Thierry Henry.

Chelsea 2004-05

Jose Mourinho bounced into English football and scooped the title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

With the inspirational John Terry leading by example from defence, Frank Lampard dictating many games, Arjen Robben frightening opponents with his pace and Petr Cech proving an outstanding keeper, the Blues were a notch above the rest.

They won the title with a then record 95 points.

Manchester United 1999-2000

While Sir Alex Ferguson's most celebrated title triumph came in 1999 - with victory being part of a famous treble along with the Champions League and FA Cup - the team actually bettered themselves in the Premier League the following year.

In 1998-99, United were fairly evenly matched with Arsenal and, after both sides stumbled in the run-in, they won by only a point.

In 2000, with a team based around the brilliant midfield of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane, the margin grew to 18 points.

Leicester 2015-16

The story of how Leicester upset the odds - they were rated as 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the campaign - to pull off the most unlikely title triumph in Premier League history continues to astound.

Claudio Ranieri's appointment as manager was ridiculed and labelled as uninspiring at the start of the season but the Italian built on a momentum that had seen the Foxes escape relegation the previous season.

The likes of Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez were revelations. It may have been a one-off but the eventual success by 10 clear points shows it was fully deserved.

Manchester City 2018-19

City have not only maintained the standards they set last year, but done so under intense pressure with Liverpool taking the title race to the wire.

City's football has again been exhilarating but, with Liverpool matching them almost blow for blow, they have needed to show a lot of character in the second half of the campaign.

Champions League defeat in April had the potential to derail the campaign but hard-earned wins over Tottenham, Manchester United, Burnley and Leicester all but did the job.


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