Manchester City became just the third club to achieve the feat of retaining the Premier League title in back to back years.
They join Manchester United, who achieved the feat on multiple occasions, including two runs of three successive titles, and Chelsea who retained the title in 2005/6 after winning their first in 2004/5.
In recent times the competitive nature of the Premier League has prevented any team from repeating and the milestone has not been attained in this decade.
Since 2015 every side that has been crowned winners of the Premier League has failed to finish in the top four the following season let alone actually defend the crown.
Under Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United held an unprecedented dominance over the world’s most popular league and his club were almost always guaranteed to finish in the top three if not win the title but now there are six teams with realistic title ambitions, driving each other to new heights and ensuring the pressure to improve remains constant.
City are the only team to finish in the top four every season since the end of the 2010/11 campaign having last failed to crack the Champions League places before winning the title for the first time.
In their last bid at back-to-back titles City failed finishing eight points behind Chelsea in the 2014/15 season.