Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for the third successive season, thanks to a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the final, and captured the Community Shield after a victory over Liverpool in August.

We have now won seven out of a total of 15 major domestic trophies available in the last five years, more than any other club.

We qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the tenth successive season, the longest unbroken sequence of any English side, and reached the quarter-finals after a 4-2 aggregate victory over Real Madrid, before being knocked out by Lyon in Lisbon following a 3-1 defeat. We couldn’t make it three Premier League titles in a row, finishing in second place behind Liverpool, while our defence of the FA Cup ended at the semi-final stage after a defeat to Arsenal.

We scored 102 goals in 38 Premier League matches – 17 more than any other side – and the second time in three seasons we’ve hit a century of goals in the competition.

Kevin De Bruyne deservedly won both the Club and the Premier League Player of the Season awards (as well as Player of the Season – Premier League in the Northwest Football Awards 2020) after a fine campaign that saw his reputation as one of the world’s best central midfielders grow. He also became the Club’s first ever men’s senior winner of the highly prestigious PFA Player of the Year, as voted by his fellow professionals. Kevin scored 16 goals and assisted 23 in all competitions, with his 20 Premier League assists matching Thierry Henry’s 17-year record. Based on a panel of European coaches and journalists, UEFA named him Midfielder of the Season for the 2019-20 Champions League campaign. The Belgian also won our Goal of the Season award for his brilliant chest-and-volley at Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling’s opener in our 2-1 Champions League last-16 second-leg win against Real Madrid was his 100th goal for City in all competitions and his 31st of another impressive campaign.

David Silva’s superb Manchester City career came to an end after the final Champions League match in August. The midfielder, one of the Club’s greatest ever players, has enjoyed a remarkable decade-long stay at City that has seen him win four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups. He is widely seen as one of the finest players of the Premier League era.

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MOST GOALS SCORED IN PREMIER LEAGUE ERA

Manchester City account for three of the five highest Premier League goals tallies. This season’s total of 102 goals is the joint-third-highest in Premier League history (1992-93 to present)

MOST GOALS
106 Manchester City
(2017-18)
103 Chelsea
(2009-10)
102 Manchester City
(2019-20)
102 Manchester City
(2013-14)
101 Liverpool
(2013-14)
Stats Perform | Opta

Manchester City bade a fond farewell to two legendary players in the last year when Vincent Kompany and David Silva called time on their careers at the Club.

They both departed assured of their place in the pantheon of City greats, having had a transformational effect as two of the pillars on which by far the most successful period in our history was built.

Kompany was the beating heart of the Club for 11 years; a world class centre-half, inspirational captain and an impeccable ambassador whose contribution both on and off the pitch cannot be overstated.

Revered by fans as an honorary Mancunian, off the pitch his work to fight homelessness in the city underlined the extent to which he became part of the Club’s DNA. All the proceeds of his testimonial in September 2019 went to Tackle4MCR, the initiative Vincent set up with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness in the city.

Silva’s influence was no less significant, and that he is spoken about in the same breath as the great Colin Bell is a measure of the impact of his glittering career.

For ten years the man they call Merlin mesmerised us with his magic, as his breathtaking talent paved the way for our ‘beautiful football’ philosophy and helped establish the Club amongst Europe’s elite.

Vincent and David will each be honoured with a statue at the Etihad Stadium, to be unveiled in 2021, as a lasting tribute to their contributions.

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