Manchester City win Premier League 2020-21 title: The defining numbers
Manchester City won the Premier League 2020-21 title after Leicester City beat Manchester United at Old Trafford. Notably, City have pocketed the title with three league games to spare. This is the second trophy for City this season. They had earlier won the Carabao Cup. Meanwhile, City have now won a fifth Premier League honor. Here are the defining numbers.
This was the hardest one, says Guardiola after title win
City boss Pep Guardiola stated the title win this season was the hardest one. "This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other," said Guardiola. "This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players."
Man City script this Premier League record
Manchester City are the first team in Premier League history to claim the title after being as low as eighth on Christmas Day. As per the official site, only two teams in the competition's history have been at least eight points behind the leaders at this stage and won the league: Arsenal in 1997-98 (13 points), and Manchester United in 1995-96 (10 points).
Champions of England!
City equal Chelsea's feat besides dominating the numbers this season
City have gone level with Chelsea in terms of Premier League titles (5 each). Since 2011-12, City have won the most league titles (5). The champions have netted the most goals this season (72). They have also conceded the fewest goals (26), besides amassing the most clean sheets (18). City have 80 points from 35 games (W25 D5 L5).
Guardiola races to 31 trophies as a manager
Pep Guardiola has managed nine league titles in 12 seasons as a manager in top-flight football. He has won three league titles each with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Man City. Interestingly, he has never gone two successive seasons without a win. Guardiola has now won 31 trophies as a manager. This was his 10th trophy with Manchester City.
Notable individual stats for City
For City, mid-fielder IIkay Gundogan has scored the most goals this season (12). Kevin De Bruyne has the most assists (11). The Belgian international has provided the joint-most through balls this season (12), besides hitting the woodwork on four occasions. Joao Cancelo has the most number of tackles for Man City (66).
City enjoyed a 15-match winning streak during the season
Notably, City enjoyed a 15-match winning run in the Premier League this season. It was ended by a 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United in March. However, this winning streak has only been bettered on three occasions in the Premier League.