Man City equal top-flight record for earliest title win

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Only Manchester United and Everton have ever wrapped up a First Division or Premier League title as promptly as Pep Guardiola's men

Manchester City lifted the title with five games to spare to equal an English record on Sunday. 

City's status as champions was confirmed thanks to Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion. 

Having missed the chance to beat their rivals and lift the title last week at the Etihad Stadium, City were able to celebrate thanks to Jay Rodriguez's solitary goal for the Baggies. 

And while the outright record for the earliest Premier League finish slipped through their fingers, the club's campaign still ranks among the most successful in the league's history. 

Only three teams have ever won the English top flight with five games to spare, with City entering that exclusive club in 2017-18. 

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Manchester United have managed the feat on two occasions, in the 1907-08 - in the previous First Division format - and 2000-01 campaigns. 

Everton are also part of that exclusive club, having lifted the First Division back in 1984-85 with five games to spare.

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