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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.

Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday's slate of action in England's top flight.Time to worry about slumping Man City?Pep Guardiola predicted a tough match on Saturday, saying that Manchester City "always struggle at...

Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday's slate of action in England's top flight.City's arrivals already paying offManchester City's signings having teething problems is a regular theme under Pep Guardiola. In Jack Grealish's first...

Key thoughts and analysis from Tuesday's Champions League action

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Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday's slate of action in England's top flight.Honeymoon phase over for Ten HagFor the first time since assuming one of the most heavily scrutinized positions in all of...

Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday's Premier League action

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