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Manchester City are the reigning Premier League Champions. In 2018/19, City won the league for a second consecutive season. Can another team stop City from winning the title again?

 

  • Stadium: The City of Manchester Stadium 
  • Stadium Capacity: 55,097
  • Location: Manchester
  • Founded: 1880
  • Nickname: City
  • Manager: Pep Guardiola
  • Kit: Sky blue shirts and shorts with white socks 

Manchester City was formed in 1880 but had different names until they became Manchester City in 1894. City have played in the top division for most of their history but they did fall down to the third level as recently as 1999. City’s most successful periods have been in the late 1960s and the last ten years when they have won both League and Cup titles. Here are the highlights:

  • League Champions: 5 times
  • FA Cup Winners: 5 times
  • League Cup Winners: 5 times
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup: Winners 1969/70
  • Premier League best finish: Winners in 2011/12, 2013/14 & 2017/18

Sergio Aguero is Manchester City's all-time top scorer!

The Manager

Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, had lots of success managing Bayern Munich in Germany and Barcelona in Spain before he moved to Manchester City in 2016. Since his arrival, he has taken City to the Premier League trophy and transformed the club into one of the best in Europe. Guardiola is regarded as one of the best managers in the game. 

Pep Guardiola is City's manager.

Three to Watch

Here are three Manchester City players to keep an eye on in the Premier League this season:

Riyad Mahrez

City’s biggest summer transfer was Riyad Mahrez’s £60 million move from Leicester City. The Algerian winger arrives as a Premier League winner with Leicester and will add skill and pace to either side of the pitch. Ia Mahrez can perform in the same way as he did for Leicester in their Premier League winning campaign, City have another match-winner in the team. 

Riyad Mahrez has moved to Manchester from Leicester City.

Leroy Sane

Sane is another winger who is great to watch. Sane is fast and skilful with an eye for goal. He was voted PFA Young Player of the Year last season and at 22 years old has his best years in front of him. Sane scored 10 and made 15 assists in just 32 starts last season.

Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne was many people’s Player of the Season in 2017/18 as he helped City cruise to the title. The midfielder’s ability to unlock a defence is second to none and he also can hit a wonderful free--kick. De Bruyne set up 17 Premier League goals last season, more than any Premier League player.

Kevin De Bruyne is a key player.

The era of Manchester CIty

Manchester City won the Premier League last season for the second time in a row and have broken many Premier League records along the way. Some of the records they have broken include: most points, most goals, most wins, most consecutive wins, most points ahead of second place and best goal difference. Manchester City’s top scorer was Sergio Aguero with 21 Premier League goals, who has now won the Premier League four times with City.

City celebrate with the Premier League trophy.

Prediction 2019/20: 2nd

Manchester will be looking to retain their title and they are certainly amongst the favourites if not the favourite to win the Premier League title again. However, we think that this season will be close again and City might find this season a little bit more difficult. We wouldn’t be surprised to see City claim the trophy once again, but we think City will have to settle for the runners-up spot this season.

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assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think they will finish in the fifth ranking.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016 11:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think they will finish in the fifth ranking.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Man City plays a very beautiful football.


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assemjuve
26/07/2016 11:35
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Man City plays a very beautiful football.

Jane Lost
05/07/2016
RU
90
points

I can't understand those who don't like Man City for their politics,the way they spend money for so-called 'average' players and so on.They say Manchester City has no history,but it's being written now!Sure they can win season 2016/2017!It's highly-likely!


Jane Lost
05/07/2016 13:44
Russia
Arsenal
90

I can't understand those who don't like Man City for their politics,the way they spend money for so-called 'average' players and so on.They say Manchester City has no history,but it's being written now!Sure they can win season 2016/2017!It's highly-likely!

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assemjuve
28/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Correct me. With all due respect,I think Man City will not win this season,if Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca,This is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so boring,if he uses the attacking style,City can battle for the title this season.I prefer Liverpool,Chelsea and Man United to win the title this season.I prefer United(our rivals)because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times,with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title.I prefer Chelsea because the signed with a successful manager like Conte,and it looks like he will use the deffensive formation 3-5-2 this year,after signing Kante from Leicester.I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club,but they have klopp,and with Klopp you will believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice,but wemust sign with another deffender,Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.


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assemjuve
28/07/2016 18:54
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Correct me. With all due respect,I think Man City will not win this season,if Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca,This is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so boring,if he uses the attacking style,City can battle for the title this season.I prefer Liverpool,Chelsea and Man United to win the title this season.I prefer United(our rivals)because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times,with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title.I prefer Chelsea because the signed with a successful manager like Conte,and it looks like he will use the deffensive formation 3-5-2 this year,after signing Kante from Leicester.I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club,but they have klopp,and with Klopp you will believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice,but wemust sign with another deffender,Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

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admin
29/07/2016
GB
334
points

Hi Assemjuve

With all due respect, I think Man City will not win this season. If Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca, This  it is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so really boring. If he uses the an attacking style, City can battle for the title this season. I would prefer(1) Liverpool, Chelsea or Man United to win the title this season. I prefer United (our rivals) because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times, with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title. I prefer Chelsea because the they have signed with a successful manager like Conte, and it looks like he will use the a defensive formation 3-5-2 this year, after signing Kante from Leicester.(2) I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club, but because they have Klopp, and with Klopp you will can believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice, but we must sign with another defender, Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

1. I think that the verb prefer is not quite right here. I think I have heard it used in the way that you are using it, but I can't find any definition online that matches. To express the same meaning, I would say: I think it is more likely that Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United will win. You could use the verb fancy: I fancy Liverpool to win because... But I'm not sure of the register - I think it's quite informal. 

2. Your sentences are a bit long and have too many clauses. It would be much easier to read your sentences if they were broken up a bit.

I think you've made some good points here. It's going to be really interesting to see how the new managers in Manchester take on the Premier League!

 


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admin
29/07/2016 09:34
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Assemjuve

With all due respect, I think Man City will not win this season. If Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca, This  it is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so really boring. If he uses the an attacking style, City can battle for the title this season. I would prefer(1) Liverpool, Chelsea or Man United to win the title this season. I prefer United (our rivals) because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times, with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title. I prefer Chelsea because the they have signed with a successful manager like Conte, and it looks like he will use the a defensive formation 3-5-2 this year, after signing Kante from Leicester.(2) I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club, but because they have Klopp, and with Klopp you will can believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice, but we must sign with another defender, Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

1. I think that the verb prefer is not quite right here. I think I have heard it used in the way that you are using it, but I can't find any definition online that matches. To express the same meaning, I would say: I think it is more likely that Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United will win. You could use the verb fancy: I fancy Liverpool to win because... But I'm not sure of the register - I think it's quite informal. 

2. Your sentences are a bit long and have too many clauses. It would be much easier to read your sentences if they were broken up a bit.

I think you've made some good points here. It's going to be really interesting to see how the new managers in Manchester take on the Premier League!

 

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
30/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Thank you.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
30/07/2016 17:16
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Thank you.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
4731
points

With the unimpressive performance in the champions league is doubt city will ever advanced from theach group stages this year


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:40
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

With the unimpressive performance in the champions league is doubt city will ever advanced from theach group stages this year

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
4731
points

I think the talentsame available at city should help pep excel this season


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 11:28
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

I think the talentsame available at city should help pep excel this season

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
4731
points

I love Manchester city because of their attacking sense of football


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

I love Manchester city because of their attacking sense of football

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
4731
points

City threw their chance of winning the league away along the line


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:22
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

City threw their chance of winning the league away along the line

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
4731
points

My favourite player for Manchester city is yaya toure


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:21
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

My favourite player for Manchester city is yaya toure

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
4731
points

Not a Manchester city fan


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:14
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

Not a Manchester city fan

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3705
points

No i am not,i think they will finish in the top four this season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
06/04/2016 19:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No i am not,i think they will finish in the top four this season.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

As of today, I am not sure they can make for the Champions League next season.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:46
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

As of today, I am not sure they can make for the Champions League next season.

Stephan's picture
Stephan
13/03/2016
GR
32
points

MCFC best team


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Stephan
13/03/2016 11:48
Greece
Manchester City
32

MCFC best team

joto
09/03/2016
AT
271
points

Manchester City won 4 league titles


joto
09/03/2016 18:36
Austria
Stoke City
271

Manchester City won 4 league titles

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

They are fantastic team.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 03:15
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

They are fantastic team.

ivanvucko93
29/02/2016
HR
20
points

I don't like very much Man. City because they have too much money and for my opinion they are artificial club. While they have a rich boss ,they will have a results. I really can't understand why they don't have a results in Champions league...when they can't 2 times pass the group round and a think twice time they lost against Barcelona in last 16, but I think that have 2 reasons. First is that they can't have a best team in europe over the night,and second reason is that I think that almost all english premier clubs are more important to win Premier league than Champions league


ivanvucko93
29/02/2016 12:54
Croatia
West Ham United
20

I don't like very much Man. City because they have too much money and for my opinion they are artificial club. While they have a rich boss ,they will have a results. I really can't understand why they don't have a results in Champions league...when they can't 2 times pass the group round and a think twice time they lost against Barcelona in last 16, but I think that have 2 reasons. First is that they can't have a best team in europe over the night,and second reason is that I think that almost all english premier clubs are more important to win Premier league than Champions league

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Does it sound a little bit strange to me only? Man City have to fight for the trophies with the manager who made it clear that he would leave the club at the end of the season, and they have already signed a new manager.


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Does it sound a little bit strange to me only? Man City have to fight for the trophies with the manager who made it clear that he would leave the club at the end of the season, and they have already signed a new manager.

Genrilon's picture
Genrilon
29/01/2016
UZ
137
points

Oasis


Genrilon's picture
Genrilon
29/01/2016 19:43
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

Oasis

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/01/2016
ME
3557
points

I'm far away from being their fan but I'll always remember what Ian Curtis's said about his favourite colour. He said: 'Blue. Man.City blue.' That was original..


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aragorn1986
23/01/2016 15:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I'm far away from being their fan but I'll always remember what Ian Curtis's said about his favourite colour. He said: 'Blue. Man.City blue.' That was original..

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Citizens are back in the game once again. But this year they have more than one rival for the trophy.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/12/2015 19:22
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Citizens are back in the game once again. But this year they have more than one rival for the trophy.

Fatjon cota's picture
Fatjon cota
29/11/2015
AL
7
points

Man city is favourite


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Fatjon cota
29/11/2015 22:36
Albania
Manchester City
7

Man city is favourite

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

City was called St. Mark's! i didn't know that before


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:24
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

City was called St. Mark's! i didn't know that before

EGORKA
03/11/2015
RU
37
points

Manchester City is a wonderfui team


EGORKA
03/11/2015 19:14
Russia
Manchester City
37

Manchester City is a wonderfui team

Sir_Mahdi24's picture
Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015
AF
139
points

My prediction on City's stand in this season is 2nd...
I mean at least 5 points behind the Gunners... ^_^


Sir_Mahdi24's picture
Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015 20:31
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

My prediction on City's stand in this season is 2nd...
I mean at least 5 points behind the Gunners... ^_^

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Strongly support!))


nikosonris
24/11/2015 10:14
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Strongly support!))

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aragorn1986
24/10/2015
ME
3557
points

The way Man.City won their 1st title after a long time is smth that happens once in a lifetime. But, sincerelly I don't like how they spend their money and buy new players every year. They should make new players and not only buy the best players from all around the world. Financial fair play will fix that in the future. I'm pretty sure in that.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/10/2015 20:56
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The way Man.City won their 1st title after a long time is smth that happens once in a lifetime. But, sincerelly I don't like how they spend their money and buy new players every year. They should make new players and not only buy the best players from all around the world. Financial fair play will fix that in the future. I'm pretty sure in that.

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

It was absolutely fantastic! I still sometimes replay the last 5 minutes of live commentaries to Man Utd vs Sunderland and Man City vs QPR with reactions of fans of both Manchester teams. Unforgettable moments!


nikosonris
24/11/2015 10:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It was absolutely fantastic! I still sometimes replay the last 5 minutes of live commentaries to Man Utd vs Sunderland and Man City vs QPR with reactions of fans of both Manchester teams. Unforgettable moments!

Magellan777
21/10/2015
UZ
62
points

I hope they win the match against Sevilia in the UEFA Champions League today


Magellan777
21/10/2015 13:17
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
62

I hope they win the match against Sevilia in the UEFA Champions League today

Magellan777
20/10/2015
UZ
62
points

Manchester City the best team


Magellan777
20/10/2015 10:18
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
62

Manchester City the best team

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almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1315
points

I'm loving this game, is vey good.


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almirpereira
18/10/2015 21:51
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I'm loving this game, is vey good.

mkoriev
18/10/2015
UZ
813
points

Man City is my favorite club in England. I'm always happy to watch its matches!


mkoriev
18/10/2015 17:08
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

Man City is my favorite club in England. I'm always happy to watch its matches!

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

I like the either stadium and I was absolutely excited in the last match when they won epl in last minute in 2012


Abdallah
23/09/2015 21:22
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

I like the either stadium and I was absolutely excited in the last match when they won epl in last minute in 2012

utbjohraw
09/06/2015
SE
0
points

cool


utbjohraw
09/06/2015 11:43
Sweden
Arsenal
0

cool

utbjohraw
09/06/2015
SE
0
points

helo


utbjohraw
09/06/2015 11:42
Sweden
Arsenal
0

helo

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

this was tight..


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:15
Uganda
Arsenal
0

this was tight..

shooy
17/05/2015
AE
0
points

man city will not let ageuro go out the team


shooy
17/05/2015 09:54
United Arab Emirates
Chelsea
0

man city will not let ageuro go out the team

neuro11's picture
neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

Aguero go!


neuro11's picture
neuro11
23/04/2015 13:30
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

Aguero go!

Rich's picture
Rich
04/12/2014
ES
439
points

We should employ you as a proof reader :) There are new questions and answers now.


Rich's picture
Rich
04/12/2014 12:14
Spain
Liverpool
439

We should employ you as a proof reader :) There are new questions and answers now.

Rema's picture
Rema
04/12/2014
RS
538
points

You should :)
I have one suggestion for you. I think that you could create one new tab as part of the My profile, next to View and Edit cards.
That card should contain all comments that we leave about some topics and I think that could be
simpler way to discuss with other learners and teachers (we do not need to go on some subject to see are you answer to as).
I think that is easier way to build better communications between participants.


Rema's picture
Rema
04/12/2014 20:03
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You should :)
I have one suggestion for you. I think that you could create one new tab as part of the My profile, next to View and Edit cards.
That card should contain all comments that we leave about some topics and I think that could be
simpler way to discuss with other learners and teachers (we do not need to go on some subject to see are you answer to as).
I think that is easier way to build better communications between participants.

admin's picture
admin
07/12/2014
GB
334
points

Hi Rema - thanks. That's a really good idea. I'll share your suggestion with the site developers and see what it would take to make that possible. Thanks again for your support here.


admin's picture
admin
07/12/2014 11:44
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Rema - thanks. That's a really good idea. I'll share your suggestion with the site developers and see what it would take to make that possible. Thanks again for your support here.

Rema's picture
Rema
23/04/2015
RS
538
points

What happens with my proposal?
Is it possible that something be done?
I think it would improve the lot of interaction between participants.


Rema's picture
Rema
23/04/2015 22:27
Serbia
West Ham United
538

What happens with my proposal?
Is it possible that something be done?
I think it would improve the lot of interaction between participants.

admin's picture
admin
24/04/2015
GB
334
points

Hi Rema

It's part of the development plan for this year. Last month, we were working on making the website work on phones and tablets, but we are very excited about improving profile pages and want to do what you suggested. Bear with us and we hope you'll see the changes you suggested in the next couple of months.

Thanks

Jack


admin's picture
admin
24/04/2015 08:57
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Rema

It's part of the development plan for this year. Last month, we were working on making the website work on phones and tablets, but we are very excited about improving profile pages and want to do what you suggested. Bear with us and we hope you'll see the changes you suggested in the next couple of months.

Thanks

Jack

Rema's picture
Rema
25/08/2015
RS
538
points

Now is much better with section called "My comments" Jack. Actually, it's great.


Rema's picture
Rema
25/08/2015 15:42
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Now is much better with section called "My comments" Jack. Actually, it's great.

admin's picture
admin
25/08/2015
GB
334
points

Hi Rema - we're working on a few more features... but yes, thanks for the suggestion for the 'your comments' section :)


admin's picture
admin
25/08/2015 16:05
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Rema - we're working on a few more features... but yes, thanks for the suggestion for the 'your comments' section :)

Rema's picture
Rema
26/08/2015
RS
538
points

Terrific Jack :) I think I know two of new features?


Rema's picture
Rema
26/08/2015 11:21
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Terrific Jack :) I think I know two of new features?

Rema's picture
Rema
08/12/2014
RS
538
points

You're welcome. Thank you for this interesting and instructive website.
It is my pleasure that in some way I could help in the development of the things that I like.


Rema's picture
Rema
08/12/2014 08:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You're welcome. Thank you for this interesting and instructive website.
It is my pleasure that in some way I could help in the development of the things that I like.

Rema's picture
Rema
03/12/2014
RS
538
points

Manchester City won 4 league titles, not 3 titltes like say the answer on the 4. question.


Rema's picture
Rema
03/12/2014 11:25
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Manchester City won 4 league titles, not 3 titltes like say the answer on the 4. question.

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2Liverpool77714
3Chelsea69571
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