Man City record-breakers deemed NOT the Premier League’s best

By N.Carroll August 24, 2018

Despite breaking a number of records on their way to the 2017/18 title, Manchester City was unable to convince a small majority of UK football fans that they were the best ever Premier League team.

A new SMI poll asking engaged football fans across the region showed that 55% of respondents thought Pep Guardiola’s squad was not quite the best to take the field during the Premier League era.

Earlier this year, City clinched the title by reaching 100 points, winning more matches (32) and amassing a bigger winning margin (19) than anyone before them, placing them firmly among the best the league has seen.

However, the achievements did impress a slight majority (52%) of participants 45 years and older, contrasting to only 36% of 18-44 year olds who agreed.

Though the biggest variance in opinion came between genders with incredibly 87% of women believing the team was not the best ever, compared to 52% of men.

Since winning the title, City have further strengthened their team for the 2018/19 season with the signature of Riyad Mahrez and may well have their sights set on eclipsing last season’s records.

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