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The competition was founded as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. The deal was worth around £1 billion a year domestically as of 2013–14, with Sky and BT Group securing the domestic rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively. The league is a corporation in which the member clubs act as shareholders, and generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.Clubs were apportioned central payment revenues of £2.4 billion in 2016–17, with a further £343 million in solidarity payments to English Football League (EFL) clubs.

5 thoughts from penultimate weekend of the Premier League season

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theScore examines the most important Premier League developments from the second-last weekend of the season.Conte unlocking Sessegnon's potentialTottenham Hotspur expected big things when they dropped £25 million on Ryan Sessegnon in 2019. Three years later, they're finally starting to...

Manchester City drop points in title race as Mahrez misses late penalty

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Manchester City dropped two points despite erasing Jarrod Bowen's first-half double in a gripping 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Sunday.Lukasz Fabianski saved Riyad Mahrez's 86th-minute penalty to deny City a remarkable comeback victory at the London Stadium...

Liverpool win FA Cup after overcoming Chelsea in penalty shootout

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Liverpool won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties in Saturday's final at a sun-kissed Wembley Stadium.Kostas Tsimikas scored the decisive spot-kick in the seventh round of the shootout after Alisson saved Mason Mount's effort. The match finished...

City unveil Aguero statue on 10th anniversary of dramatic title-clincher

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One of the most famous moments in Premier League history has been immortalized outside the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.To mark the 10-year anniversary of Sergio Aguero's title-clinching goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012, Manchester City unveiled a statue...

Tottenham throttle 10-man Arsenal to close gap to 4th place

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Tottenham Hotspur are just a single point away from catching Arsenal in fourth place after trouncing their rivals 3-0 in the north London derby Thursday.Harry Kane scored twice, extending his record as the fixture's top scorer to 13 goals,...

7 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Lukaku makes his caseChelsea are, quite incredibly, flirting with top-four danger following their latest setback, a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton...

6 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Howe has tough decisions to make - and ASM isn't safeAllan Saint-Maximin could join an exclusive group of players largely...

Manchester City can take lessons from Real Madrid on the art of suffering

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Pep Guardiola noted it ahead of Manchester City's visit from Real Madrid. His side would need to overcome hardships against gnarled, streetwise opponents if they wanted to reach the Champions League final. Matches of this magnitude are rarely straight...

5 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Maybe Maguire wasn't the problemManchester United were objectively unlucky in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.Diogo Dalot twice smacked the woodwork....

Inevitable chaos: Why City-Liverpool duels are guaranteed entertainment

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Manchester City and Liverpool's squabbles represent a rare thing in football: a rivalry that tends to live up to the hype.Nothing ultimately changes following Sunday's 2-2 draw - City retain a one-point gap while Liverpool's superior goal difference remains...

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