EPL 2020-21: Records attained as Manchester City wins 7th league title
Manchester City managed to win the English Premier League 2020-21, its seventh league title. It all happened after Manchester United suffered a 1-2 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday night. Naturally, records were scripted in the process.
English football giant Manchester City continued to prove its recent dominance in English football, as it was crowned the champion of the 2021-21 English Premier League. It is the side's seventh league title, while second-placed Manchester United's Tuesday night defeat to third-placed Leicester City at Old Trafford sealed City's fate. Consequently, some records were attained in the process.
Levels Chelsea's feat
While it was City's seventh league title, it was also its fifth title in the EPL era. As a result, it has now become the joint second-most successful EPL club along with Chelsea. The record for the same is held by United (13).
Best winning run in title-winning season
City happened to had a 15-game winning streak this season that played a pivotal role in its title win. Consequently, it was the joint-best winning run during a title-winning season, along with Liverpool.
Lowest Christmas team to win the title
City did not had a great start to the season, while by Christmas, it was eight points behind. It is the third team to do so after being behind by at least eight points by Christmas after United (10 points, 1995-96) and Arsenal (13 points, 1997-98). It is also the first team to win the EPL title despite being ranked as low as eighth by Christmas, while Liverpool (12th) did so in 1981-82.
Guardiola joins an elite list
City manager Pep Guardiola has become the fourth manager to win at least three EPL titles. He shares the feat with Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, while Sir Alex Ferguson leads the chart with 13. He is also the second manager after Kenny Dalglish to win three league title in his first five seasons in the English top-flight. It was also his ninth top-flight league title win in his past 12 managerial stints.
Old Trafford: The decider
Although this feat does not really concern City, Old Trafford has now witnessed the most EPL title-deciding matches to date. It was the sixth time that the title race was decided at the Theatre of Dreams, of which three were won by United, two by City and one by Arsenal.
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