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Man City overtake Chelsea as England’s fourth most successful team

Manchester City have now overtaken Chelsea as England’s fourth most successful team after their Champions League triumph.

Man City secured their first ever major European title with a 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Saturday as Pep Guardiola earned his third victory in the competition.

In doing so, the Sky Blues completed the treble, having won the Premier League and FA Cup also this campaign.

They became only the second side to do so, after rivals Manchester United in 1999, and moved up the list of the country’s most successful teams with the win in Istanbul.

Man City now have 26 major trophies to their name, overtaking Chelsea’s 25, and they are now behind Arsenal, who have 31.

The Most Trophies Won By English Clubs

Liverpool 45
Manchester United 43
Arsenal 31
Manchester City 26
Chelsea 25
Aston Villa 20
Tottenham 17
Everton 15
Newcastle 11
Blackburn 10

Manchester City were short on trophies before they were taken over in 2008, and huge success began to come thick and fast.

Under Guardiola, they have won five Premier League titles in the last six years, having lifted the title under Roberto Mancini and Pellegrini.

They have won 10 major honours since they were first investigated over financial breaches, with a Champions League, four leagues & five domestic cups to their names.

The club are now being investigated over 115 charges of alleged Financial Fair Play breached, but they have claimed innocence since the first charge.


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