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The 2013–14 season is Manchester City Football Club’s 112th season of competitive football – its eighty-fifth season in the top division of English football and its seventeenth season in the Premier League since the league was first created with Manchester City as one of the original 22 founder-members.

players laughthing

© Mark Waugh Manchester Press Photographer

The season was notable for City’s goal-scoring performances. On 18 January versus Cardiff City, Manchester City became the fastest club in Premier League history to score 100 competitive goals in all competitions and the first to complete this feat before the end of January. They later went on to break the previous goal aggregate record of 143 goals set by Manchester United in 1956/57. Their 100th Premier League goal of the season was scored in the 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on 7 May 2014. This was the first time City had scored more than 100 league goals in the top English division in a season since 1957-58. The final tally of 102 league goals was at the time the 2nd highest Premier League season total and 1 goal short of Chelsea’s 2009-10 record. This was also the first Premier League season where a team had 3 individual players each score more than 15 league goals (Yaya Touré, Sergio Agüero and Edin Džeko)

City recorded their first silverware of the Manuel Pellegrini era on 2 March 2014, when they lifted the Football League Cup. In doing so, they became the first Manchester City side to lift the famous three-handled trophy since 1976.

Then, on 11 May 2014, they won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons with a 2-0 win over West Ham United. It was the 1st time that Manchester City had won 2 major trophies in a season since the 1969–70 season when they won the League Cup & the Cup Winners’ Cup & concluded one of the greatest seasons in the club’s history.

lots of fans celebrate

© Mark Waugh Manchester Press Photographer  Fans in Albert Square 

The club parades the cups around Manchester, starting at Manchester Town Hall.



Manuel Pellegrini with the Premier League trophy after the victorious 2013-14 season.
First Division (1889–1992)/Premier League (1993–present)
Winners (4): 1936–37, 1967–68, 2011–12, 2013–14
Second Division/First Division[86]
Winners (7): 1898–99, 1902–03, 1909–10, 1927–28, 1946–47, 1965–66, 2001–02
Third Division Play-offs
Winners (1): 1998–99
FA Cup
Winners (5): 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011
Football League Cup
Winners (3): 1970, 1976, 2014
FA Community Shield
Winners (4): 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Winners (1): 1970
Club records
Main article: List of Manchester City F.C. records and statistics
Record League victory – 11–3 v. Lincoln City (23 March 1895, most goals scored) 10–0 v. Darwen (18 February 1899, widest margin of victory)
Record FA Cup victory – 12–0 v. Liverpool Stanley (4 October 1890)
Record League defeat – 0–8 v. Burton Wanderers (26 December 1894), 0–8 v. Wolverhampton Wanderers (23 December 1933), 1–9 v. Everton (3 September 1906), 2–10 v. Small Heath (17 March 1893)
Record FA Cup defeat – 0–6 v. Preston North End (30 January 1897), 2–8 v. Bradford Park Avenue (30 January 1946)
Highest home attendance – 84,569 v. Stoke City (3 March 1934) (remains the record home attendance in English football)
Most League appearances – 561 + 3 sub, Alan Oakes 1958–76
Most appearances overall – 676 + 4 sub, Alan Oakes 1958–76
Most goals scored overall – 177, Eric Brook 1928–40
Most goals scored in a season – 38, Tommy Johnson 1928–29
Record transfer fee paid – £38 million to Atlético Madrid for Sergio Agüero, July 2011
Record transfer fee received – £21 million from Chelsea for Shaun Wright-Phillips, July 2005

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