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Man United still outperforming City financially

Man United received small consolation for surrendering their Premier League title to Manchester City by earning almost £30m more than when they lifted the trophy.

Manchester United earnt almost £30million more than when they lifted the trophy. Credit: PA

United received £60.8m in winning the 2012-13 title and £89.1m in finishing seventh a year later as City triumphed for a second time in three years.

City earned £96.5m as champions - almost £36m more than United's last term - but second-placed Liverpool were the top earners with £97.5m as a consequence of more of their games being screened live by broadcasters.

Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared in 25 games broadcast in the UK by either Sky Sports or BT Sport, compared to Liverpool's 28.

Third-placed Chelsea, United and Arsenal also appeared in 25 live televised games and Cardiff were one of eight teams to appear in 10 live matches.

Premier League payments to clubs for 2013/14

  • Liverpool £97,544,336
  • Manchester City £96,578,329
  • Chelsea £94,106,163
  • Arsenal £92,870,080
  • Tottenham £89,663,884
  • Manchester United £89,161,831
  • Everton £85,027,727
  • Newcastle £77,379,252
  • Southampton £76,915,298
  • Stoke £75,679,215
  • Swansea £74,173,056
  • West Ham £73,671,003
  • Crystal Palace £73,207,049
  • Aston Villa £72,666,897
  • Sunderland £71,700,890
  • Hull £67,026,634
  • West Brom £65,790,551
  • Norwich £64,554,468
  • Fulham £63,318,385
  • Cardiff £62,082,302
  • Total £1,563,117,350

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Liverpool top Manchester City in Premier League prize fund

TV camera at Anfield. Credit: PA

Premier League champions Manchester City earned £96.5m in prize money from this season's campaign.

But second-placed Liverpool were the top earners with £97.5m because more of their games were screened live by broadcasters.

Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared in 25 games broadcast in the UK by either Sky Sports or BT Sport, compared to Liverpool's 28.

City's windfall was almost £36m more than Manchester United's earnings during their title-winning 2012/13 season.

The league's new £5.5 billion broadcast deal meant bottom-placed Cardiff received £62.08m in finishing 20th this season, compared to United's £60.8m for winning the 2012/13 title.

Manchester United will get £89m from the fund this year, followed by Everton with £87m.

The total fund for the league was £1.5 billion.

City players fly out for Abu Dhabi exhibition match

Manchester City's players have been snapped at Manchester Airport as they prepare to fly to the Middle East for an exhibition game.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini Credit: MEN Syndication

City will face Al Ain FC, the UAE's most successful team, at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini and stars Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Joe Hart were among those flying out this morning.

James Milner Credit: MEN Syndication
Sergio Aguero Credit: MEN Syndication
Striker Edin Dzeko Credit: MEN Syndication

A dream come true for Manchester city community hero

Paul Kelly presented the Barclays Premier League Champions with the trophy after the game against West Ham United - just three years ago he was a bricklayer. After being made redundant he went to work for Manchester City.

Paul oversees all aspects of Manchester City’s Disability Sport programme from coaching to organising youth clubs, and also finds the time to coach Didsbury Juniors FC in his spare time. He says it was a totally surreal day and he couldn't resist a little hand punch after presenting the trophy.

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In Pictures: Manchester City Parade

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Captain Vincent Kompany lifts Premier League cup Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Blue ticker tape in front of Manchester Town Hall Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Fans enjoying the party in Albert Square Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images
 Barclays Premier League Victory Parade in Manchester
The Barclays Premier League Trophy and Capital One Cup Trophy Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Manchester players celebrate during the Barclays Premier League Victory Parade at Exchange Square, Manchester. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Barclays Premier League Victory Parade at Exchange Square, Manchester Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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