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Who tops the Twitter Premier League?

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions last May after a memorable last minute winner from Sergio Aguero.

But would Roberto Mancini's side still pip Manchester United to the title in a Twitter table?

Sergio Aguero celebrates his last minute winner that saw Manchester City crowned champions. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

The social networking site has come up with a #TwitterLeague table, that ranks the Premier League clubs for their online presence.

Twitter based their league on the following:

The table is based on metrics like follower numbers for team and player accounts, use of official team hashtags, and how much fans interact with the content shared by the teams.

The results highlight some of the most dedicated fan bases and socially engaged clubs, rather than those with simply the highest volumes of followers or most high-profile players.

– Twitter blog

Although the top five has a certain familiarity about it - with one notable exception - the rest of the league offers a few surprises.

The #TwitterLeague Table with official club hashtags:

  • 1. Manchester City #mcfc
  • 2. Chelsea #cfc
  • 3. Tottenham Hotspur #coys
  • 4. Liverpool #lfc
  • 5. Arsenal #Arsenal
The table sees Arsene Wenger failing to guide Arsenal into the top four for the first time under his tenure. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
  • 6. Everton #efc
  • 7. Newcastle United #nufc
  • 8. Queens Park Rangers #qpr
  • 9. Aston Villa #avfc
  • 10. Norwich City #ncfc
Adel Taarabt need not fear relegation with QPR performing surprisingly well. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
  • 11. Manchester United #MUFC
  • 12. Reading #readingfc
  • 13. Sunderland #safc
  • 14. West Bromwich Albion #wba
  • 15. West Ham United #coyi
Even Robin Van Persie could not help Manchester United from slipping down the table. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
  • 16. Southampton #saintsfc
  • 17. Fulham #ffc
  • 18. Stoke City #scfc
  • 19. Swansea City #swans
  • 20. Wigan Athletic #wafc
Despite their impressive Premier League form, it is relegation for Swansea in the #TwitterLeague. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport