North End were the original 'Invincibles' having gone through the Football League's inaugural 22-game campaign in 1888-89 without tasting defeat. While they did it at a time when the game was still in its infancy, their record around that period was astounding. Preston won 42 successive games in 1887-88 and, during the following season, the 'Invincibles' also completed the double by winning the FA Cup without conceding a single goal.
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As a result, the debate is already raging over where Pep Guardiola's team rank among the other great English league champions.
Some are citing this City side as the greatest they've seen in their lifetime, while others look back into the past and declare worthy rivals for the current crop.
Take a look at the five greatest champions in English football before Manchester City by clicking the right arrow on the image above.