The numbers behind Manchester City's Premier League title triumph
Man City retained the Premier League crown with a 4-1 win over Brighton on the final day
Last Updated: 13/05/19 9:42am
Manchester City beat Liverpool to the Premier League title but what are the key statistics behind their triumph?
Pep Guardiola's side came from behind to thrash Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium, meaning Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Wolves was in vain.
Here, we pick out some of the standout statistics relating to their success.
City overtake Arsenal for PL wins
Manchester City's title triumph takes them to four in the Premier League era - putting them ahead of Arsenal and only one behind Chelsea. Will 13-time winners Manchester United be able to bring the glory days back in the years ahead? Their dismal sixth-placed finish leaves them a long way off.
New standards set
Manchester City followed up last season's record-breaking 100-point haul with another extraordinary total. They have now registered the two highest totals in Premier League history in successive seasons, with Liverpool finishing empty-handed on 97 points. Before last season, no team had recorded more points than Chelsea's 95 under Jose Mourinho in 2004/05.
Title-winners' win rates
Manchester City won 32 Premier League games this season - the same number as last year - giving them a win rate of 84.2 per cent. They are the first title-winning side to break the 80 per cent mark in terms of win rate.
Days on top
Manchester City spent 240 days at the top of the table last season but this year that number fell to 125, underlining how close the race with Liverpool was. It's the fewest number of days spent at the top of the table by a Premier League champion since City in 2013/14, when they only spent 15 days at the summit.
Most minutes leading
City set a new record for the number of minutes spent leading games in a Premier League season. In total, Pep Guardiola's side were in front for 2,088 minutes - 179 minutes more than City were under Manuel Pellegrini in 2013/14.
Most minutes leading in a season
Fewest minutes trailing
City also set a new record for the number of minutes spent trailing. Amazingly, they were only behind for 132 minutes in total - 19 fewer than last season and 37 fewer than runners-up Liverpool.
Most minutes trailing in a season
Guardiola's winning record
Amazingly, Guardiola's 84.2 per cent win record this season is not his highest as a manager. In his first season in charge of Bayern Munich - the 2013/14 campaign - he guided the Bavarians to 29 wins from 34 games, giving them a win rate of 85.3 per cent.
His 60.5 per cent win rate in his first season at City, meanwhile, is his lowest. It also highlights how far he has taken them.
City may have only finished a point above Liverpool but the stats underline why they were worthy title winners. Guardiola's side rank top for home wins, away wins, goals, shots and passes. They had the highest share of possession and even faced the fewest shots.
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