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Manchester City

In 2008, the Abu Dhabi United Group purchased Manchester City for £210 million. It was a move that forever changed football and took Manchester City from being the city’s second team to its first.

Although success had gone Manchester City’s way in previous decades, most trophies resided on the red side of Manchester. Sheikh Mansour’s purchase of the club led many in the football media to proclaim his interest and financial support would dry up when trophies didn’t appear. Fortunately for Sheikh Mansour and Manchester City supporters, everyone is still waiting for the trophy winning to end.

Over a decade has now passed since Manchester City began its warpath to being one of the biggest football clubs in the world. The Cityzens have won six First Division/Premier League titles. Four of those titles have come since Sheikh Mansour arrived and began investing billions into the club.

In September 2018, it was reported by the Guardian that Manchester City’s owner had invested an incredible £1.3 billion in the club over a 10-year period. The investment has not only outfitted Manchester City with players capable of winning trophies, but it has enabled the club to build an enviable infrastructure that has left rivals in their wake.

While fans and notoriety have been made thanks to Manchester City’s more recent successes, the club can trace its roots back to 1880. The club was originally founded as St. Mark’s but changed its name to Manchester City in 1894. Manchester City had moderate success in the beginning and their first trophy came in 1899. It was then that Manchester City won their first of seven Second Division titles.

The Cityzens’ first FA Cup arrived in 1904 as they defeated local rivals Bolton Wanderers for the historic trophy. Manchester City didn’t win their initial First Division title until 1937 as they topped Charlton Athletic by three points. The title was especially sweet as city rivals Manchester United were relegated from the First Division in the same season.

League titles over the next seven decades were nearly impossible to come by. Manchester City won just one First Division title between 1937 and 2012. That title came in 1968 and plenty of fans believed it could be their last. The Sheikh Mansour revolution changed all of that, however.

Domestic glory has been found at Manchester City, but European success has been limited to one trophy win. In 1970, Manchester City won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup defeating Poland’s Gornik Zabrze 2-1. Neil Young and Franny Lee scored both goals for Manchester City to win the famed cup.

Since 2003, Manchester City have played their home matches at the Etihad Stadium. Formerly known as the City of Manchester Stadium, it was built to host the 2002 Commonwealth games. Following the completion of the event, Manchester City signed a 200-year lease with Manchester City Council to take over the stadium. Since moving into the venue, Manchester City have invested millions of pounds to expand and renovate the stadium into what it appears as today.

The 1970s and 1980s belonged to Liverpool. The 1990s and 2000s were Manchester United’s, Arsenal’s, Chelsea’ time to shine. Now, English football is dominated by Manchester City and it doesn’t look like the Cityzens are going anywhere, anytime soon.

Manchester City 2018/19 Premier League Results

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.12 Burnley
Arsenal
1
3
0
0
2019.05.12 Brighton
Man City
1
4
1
2
2019.05.12 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth
5
3
3
1
2019.05.12 Liverpool
Wolves
2
0
1
0
2019.05.12 Fulham
Newcastle
0
4
0
2
2019.05.12 Leicester City
Chelsea
0
0
0
0
2019.05.12 Southampton
Huddersfield
1
1
1
0
2019.05.12 Watford
West Ham
1
4
0
2
2019.05.12 Man Utd
Cardiff City
0
2
0
1
2019.05.12 Tottenham
Everton
2
2
1
0
2019.05.06 Man City
Leicester City
1
0
0
0
2019.05.05 Arsenal
Brighton
1
1
1
0
2019.05.05 Huddersfield
Man Utd
1
1
0
1
2019.05.05 Chelsea
Watford
3
0
0
0
2019.05.04 Bournemouth
Tottenham
1
0
0
0
2019.05.04 West Ham
Southampton
3
0
1
0
2019.05.04 Wolves
Fulham
1
0
0
0
2019.05.04 Cardiff City
Crystal Palace
2
3
1
2
2019.05.04 Newcastle
Liverpool
2
3
1
2
2019.05.03 Everton
Burnley
2
0
2
0
2019.04.28 Burnley
Man City
0
1
0
0
2019.04.28 Man Utd
Chelsea
1
1
1
1
2019.04.28 Leicester City
Arsenal
3
0
0
0
2019.04.27 Tottenham
West Ham
0
1
0
0
2019.04.27 Southampton
Bournemouth
3
3
1
2
2019.04.27 Fulham
Cardiff City
1
0
0
0
2019.04.27 Watford
Wolves
1
2
0
1
2019.04.27 Crystal Palace
Everton
0
0
0
0
2019.04.27 Brighton
Newcastle
1
1
0
1
2019.04.26 Liverpool
Huddersfield
5
0
3
0
2019.04.24 Wolves
Arsenal
3
1
3
0
2019.04.24 Man Utd
Man City
0
2
0
0
2019.04.23 Tottenham
Brighton
1
0
0
0
2019.04.23 Watford
Southampton
1
1
0
1
2019.04.22 Chelsea
Burnley
2
2
2
2
2019.04.21 Everton
Man Utd
4
0
2
0
2019.04.21 Cardiff City
Liverpool
0
2
0
0
2019.04.21 Arsenal
Crystal Palace
2
3
0
1
2019.04.20 Newcastle
Southampton
3
1
2
0
2019.04.20 Huddersfield
Watford
1
2
0
1
2019.04.20 Wolves
Brighton
0
0
0
0
2019.04.20 Bournemouth
Fulham
0
1
0
0
2019.04.20 West Ham
Leicester City
2
2
1
0
2019.04.20 Man City
Tottenham
1
0
1
0
2019.04.16 Brighton
Cardiff City
0
2
0
1
2019.04.15 Arsenal
Watford
0
1
0
1
2019.04.14 Liverpool
Chelsea
2
0
0
0
2019.04.14 Crystal Palace
Man City
1
3
0
1
2019.04.13 Man Utd
West Ham
2
1
1
0
2019.04.13 Burnley
Cardiff City
2
0
1
0
2019.04.13 Fulham
Everton
2
0
0
0
2019.04.13 Southampton
Wolves
3
1
2
1
2019.04.13 Brighton
Bournemouth
0
5
0
1
2019.04.13 Tottenham
Huddersfield
4
0
2
0
2019.04.12 Leicester
Newcastle
0
1
0
1
2019.04.08 Chelsea
West Ham
2
0
1
0
2019.04.07 Everton
Arsenal
1
0
1
0
2019.04.06 Bournemouth
Burnley
1
3
1
2
2019.04.06 Newcastle
Crystal Palace
0
1
0
0
2019.04.06 Huddersfield
Leicester
1
4
0
1
2019.04.05 Southampton
Liverpool
1
3
1
1
2019.04.03 Man City
Cardiff City
2
0
2
0
2019.04.03 Tottenham
Crystal Palace
2
0
0
0
2019.04.03 Chelsea
Brighton
3
0
1
0
2019.04.02 Watford
Fulham
4
1
1
1
2019.04.02 Wolves
Man Utd
2
1
1
1
2019.04.01 Arsenal
Newcastle
2
0
1
0
2019.03.31 Liverpool
Tottenham
2
1
1
0
2019.03.31 Cardiff City
Chelsea
1
2
0
0
2019.03.30 West Ham
Everton
0
2
0
2
2019.03.30 Brighton
Southampton
0
1
0
0
2019.03.30 Burnley
Wolves
2
0
1
0
2019.03.30 Man Utd
Watford
2
1
1
0
2019.03.30 Leicester City
Bournemouth
2
0
1
0
2019.03.30 Crystal Palace
Huddersfield
2
0
0
0
2019.03.30 Fulham
Man City
0
2
0
2
2019.03.17 Everton
Chelsea
2
0
0
0
2019.03.17 Fulham
Liverpool
1
2
0
1
2019.03.16 Bournemouth
Newcastle
2
2
0
1
2019.03.16 Burnley
Leicester
1
2
1
1
2019.03.16 West Ham
Huddersfield
4
3
1
2
2019.03.10 Arsenal
Man Utd
2
0
1
0
2019.03.10 Chelsea
Wolves
1
1
0
0
2019.03.10 Liverpool
Burnley
4
2
2
1
2019.03.09 Man City
Watford
3
1
0
0
2019.03.09 Newcastle
Everton
3
2
0
2
2019.03.09 Cardiff City
West Ham
2
0
1
0
2019.03.09 Southampton
Tottenham
2
1
0
1
2019.03.09 Leicester
Fulham
3
1
1
0
2019.03.09 Huddersfield
Bournemouth
0
2
0
1
2019.03.09 Crystal Palace
Brighton
1
2
0
1
2019.03.03 Everton
Liverpool
0
0
0
0
2019.03.03 Fulham
Chelsea
1
2
1
2
2019.03.03 Watford
Leicester
2
1
1
0
2019.03.02 West Ham
Newcastle Utd
2
0
2
0
2019.03.02 Brighton
Huddersfield
1
0
0
0
2019.03.02 Burnley
Crystal Palace
1
3
0
1
2019.03.02 Bournemouth
Man City
0
1
0
0
2019.03.02 Man Utd
Southampton
3
2
0
1
2019.03.02 Wolves
Cardiff City
2
0
2
0
2019.03.02 Tottenham
Arsenal
1
1
0
1
2019.02.27 Liverpool
Watford
5
0
2
0
2019.02.27 Chelsea
Tottenham
2
0
0
0
2019.02.27 Man City
West Ham
1
0
0
0
2019.02.27 Crystal Palace
Man Utd
1
3
0
1
2019.02.27 Arsenal
Bournemouth
5
1
2
1
2019.02.27 Southampton
Fulham
2
0
2
0
2019.02.26 Newcastle Utd
Burnley
2
0
2
0
2019.02.26 Cardiff City
Everton
0
3
0
1
2019.02.26 Leicester
Brighton
2
1
1
0
2019.02.26 Huddersfield
Wolves
1
0
0
0
2019.02.24 Arsenal
Southampton
2
0
2
0
2019.02.24 Man Utd
Liverpool
0
0
0
0
2019.02.23 Leicester
Crystal Palace
1
4
0
1
2019.02.23 Newcastle
Huddersfield
2
0
0
0
2019.02.23 Bournemouth
Wolves
1
1
1
0
2019.02.23 Burnley
Tottenham
2
1
0
0

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Drew’s work has appeared on a variety of sports and travel websites. He is also a published author having written the sports/travel book Soccer Travels.

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