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Manchester City’s title-winning season in pictures

City finished one point above Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola celebrates Manchester City’s title defence (Nick Potts/PA)
Pep Guardiola celebrates Manchester City’s title defence (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City became the first team to retain the Premier League title since neighbours United did it in 2009.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at City’s successful season in pictures.

Bernardo Silva scores the second as Manchester City start their defence with a 2-0 win at Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA)
City drop points at Premier League newboys Wolves, who earn a 1-1 draw in late August (Nick Potts/PA)
Summer signing Riyad Mahrez scores his first goals for the club in a 5-0 win at Cardiff in September (David Davies/PA)
Mahrez misses a late penalty at Anfield as City draw 0-0 with title rivals Liverpool (Martin Rickett/PA)
Mahrez is the hero at Wembley later in October, though, as his early goal earns a 1-0 win at Tottenham (John Walton/PA)
Sergio Aguero is on target in a 3-1 win over Manchester United in the derby in November (Nick Potts/PA)
City suffer their first defeat of the league campaign in December, as Chelsea secure a 2-0 home win (Adam Davy/PA)
Gabriel Jesus bags a brace as City respond with a 3-1 win over Everton (Martin Rickett/PA)
Luka Milivojevic scores from the spot as City are handed a shock 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace (Martin Rickett/PA)
City suffer a second successive loss as Leicester beat them 2-1 on Boxing Day (Nick Potts/PA)
Trailing leaders Liverpool by seven points before kick-off, Leroy Sane’s 72nd-minute winner secures City a crucial 2-1 home win in January (Martin Rickett/PA)
Matt Ritchie’s penalty earns Newcastle a stunning 2-1 win that would prove to be the last time City drop points (Richard Sellers/PA)
The first of the 14 successive wins is a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, courtesy of an Aguero hat-trick (Nick Potts/PA)
Aguero gets another treble as City stuff Chelsea 6-0 in February (Nick Potts/PA)
This time it was Raheem Sterling’s turn to take the match ball home after he hits a treble in a 3-1 win over Watford in March (Martin Rickett/PA)
After a dramatic quarter-final defeat to Tottenham in Europe, youngster Phil Foden scores the only goal as City beat Spurs 1-0 in April (Martin Rickett/PA)
Pep Guardiola celebrates City’s 2-0 derby success at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)
Vincent Kompany scores one of the goals of the season to secure a vital 1-0 win against Leicester in City’s penultimate game (Martin Rickett/PA)
Mahrez scores City’s third as a 4-1 win at Brighton secures the title (Nick Potts/PA)
Kompany lifts the trophy (Gareth Fuller/PA)



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