Manchester City Are Miles Ahead In The Premier League Table From This Decade

According to some fans Manchester City didn't exist before 2010 but they've more than made up for it this decade as they lead the Premier League table since 2010 by a whopping 64 points.

The Abu Dhabi United Group bought Manchester City from Thaksin Shinawatra in the summer of 2008 and thus began a period of big spending and success in the Blue half of Manchester.

Before that City were a side with a lot of history and tradition but in the shadow of their more illustrious local neighbours United and who spent the last four years of the previous millenium outside the top tier of English football.

Money from the Middle East has changed City into three times Premier League champions and one of the best teams in Europe, despite just once getting past the quarter finals in the Champions League.

Despite all the money City haven't managed to defend winning the title yet and they haven't even totally dominated with Chelsea winning three titles since the take over and even United winning three.

However the stats show just how far ahead they've been of everyone else if points taken since the start of this decade are put together:

It's genuinely surprising to see United so far up that table, despite winning the title twice since 2010, considering how poor most of their other seasons have been since 2013.

City's dominance has been punctuated by the past two seasons with Pep Guardiola's team earning 189 points, before today's game, out of the last 219 available.

Guardiola's side could end up with 98 points this season, to go along with their record 100 from last year, whilst Liverpool could miss out on the title whilst getting 97 points.

Will City lift the trophy again next month? Image: PA Images
Will City lift the trophy again next month? Image: PA Images

The club's owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, had reportedly invested £1.3 billion in the club by September 2018, according to a Guardian report, as well as the £150 million to buy the club from Thaksin Shinawatra.

Since the takeover only City, Chelsea, United and Leicester City have been able to win the league, but Liverpool could add their name to the list next month.

Ryan Sidle

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