Mon, 27 May 2019

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Pep Guardiola's side successfully defended their title on Sunday with a 4-1 win over Brighton to finish the season on 98 points.

In a snap-shot of their miserable campaign, United went down 2-0 at home to already relegated Cardiff in their final fixture of the season.

That left United with 19 wins, 10 defeats and nine draws - and a final tally of 66 points.

The staggering 32 point difference was the Citizens' biggest ever points margin over their bitter rivals in the history of the Premier League, easily surpassing the 24 point margin set in the 2013/14 campaign.

It was also the biggest points margin between United and any title winner in the 27-season history of the Premier League.

However, their sixth-place finish and 66 points don't represent United's worst ever campaign. That dubious honour belongs to the class of 2013/14 who finished seventh with 64 points.

United also finished with 66 points in the 2015/16 season.

Quite how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes about attempting to close that yawning gap to City in the off-season - let alone the other four sides to have finished above them - remains to be seen.

Champions of the English Premier League after Manchester City secured the 2018/19 title on Sunday's final day of the season:

1992/93: Manchester United

1993/94: Manchester United

1994/95: Blackburn Rovers

1995/96: Manchester United

1996/97: Manchester United

1997/98: Arsenal

1998/99: Manchester United

1999/00: Manchester United

2000/01: Manchester United

2001/02: Arsenal

2002/03: Manchester United

2003/04: Arsenal

2004/05: Chelsea

2005/06: Chelsea

2006/07: Manchester United

2007/08: Manchester United

2008/09: Manchester United

2009/10: Chelsea

2010/11: Manchester United

2011/12: Manchester City

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester City

2014/15: Chelsea

2015/16: Leicester City

2016/17: Chelsea

2017/18: Manchester City

2018/19: Manchester City

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