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Manchester United edge Manchester City in Premier League prize money

Manchester United received more money than champions Manchester City from the Premier League for the 2017-18 season.

City won the title with a record 100 points but received a payout of £149.44 million ($201.91m) -- £328,491 ($443,820) less than biggest earners United, who got £149.77m ($202.35m).

The newly-crowned champions earned £38.63m ($52.19m) in prize money -- nearly £2m more than United but received less overall because two more of their cross-town rivals matches were broadcast live in the UK.

Pep Guardiola's side were shown live on TV 26 times, two fewer than United, Liverpool and Arsenal, who all featured 28 times.

In total, Premier League clubs received £2.42bn (£3.27bn), £2.1m ($2.84m) more than the previous season. Half of the revenue is shared equally while 25 percent is based on league position and the final quarter on TV appearances.

West Brom, who finished bottom of the table, still picked up £94.67m ($127.91m) in Premier League payments and the three relegated clubs are entitled to a share of "parachute payments" next season.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.

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