Man United edge EPL champions Man City to top Premier League earnings

Man United edge EPL champions Man City to top Premier League earnings

- Man United have beat rivals Man City in Premier League earnings

- The Red Devils received a staggering £149.77m, £328,491 more than City

- United finished second in the just concluded season, a massive 19 points behind champions City

English Premier League giants Manchester United have edged past rivals Manchester City to top Premier League earnings.

This was despite City leaving United in the dust during their record-breaking campaign where they lifted the EPL title with 100 points, 19 points ahead of United.

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The stellar campaign, however, saw the Citizens earn £328,491m less than United who pocketed a staggering £149.77m.

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Man United edge EPL champions Man City to top Premier League earnings

Manchester City finished with a record total of 100 points. Photo: BBC

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According to BBC, United earned more than City because two more of their matches were shown live in the UK - which meant their facilities fee was £2.26m higher.

In the UK, a club's total payment is made up of broadcast revenue, of which 50% is shared equally between clubs.

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Twenty-five per cent of the payment is shared based on the number of live UK television matches, and 25% is based on league position.

Pep Guardiola's side received £38.63m for winning the league, £1.93m more than the Red Devils.

Full list of Payments to Premier League clubs 2017-18:

1. Manchester United - £149.77m

2. Manchester City - £ 149.44m

3. Tottenham Hotspurs - £144.45m

4. Liverpool - £145.90m

5. Chelsea - £141,71m

6. Arsenal - £142.04m

7. Burnley - £119.77m

8. Everton - £128.01m

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9. Leicester City - £118.17m

10. Newcastle United - £123.01m

11. Crystal Palace - £114.30m

12. Bournemouth - £111.24m

13. West Ham United - £116.09m

14. Watford - £106.25m

15. Brighton and Hove Albion - £107.71m

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16. Huddersfield Town - £102.39m

17. Southampton - £107.23m

18. Swansea City - £98.52m

19. Stoke City - £98.85m

20. West Bromwich Albion - £94.66m

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