sport news were crowned Premier League champions 20 years ago on May 16

What a difference 20 years make. Boyzone were No 1, the Labour Party were in power and the film Notting Hill had just come out.

Fast-forward to the present day and Stormzy is No 1, the Conservatives run UK Government and everyone is watching the blockbuster End Game.

However, in that time-frame one thing still remains the same - Manchester rules the Premier League roost.

Twenty years ago saw Manchester United win the Premier League title in the 1998-99 season

Twenty years ago saw win the Premier League title in the 1998-99 season

United's squad celebrate becoming league champions inside their Old Trafford changing room

United's squad celebrate becoming league champions inside their Old Trafford changing room

Andrew Cole (right) scored the decisive goal as United came from 1-0 down to beat Tottenham

Andrew Cole (right) scored the decisive goal as United came from 1-0 down to beat Tottenham

Cole holds aloft the trophy with strike partner Dwight Yorke after their success on May 16, 1999

Cole holds aloft the trophy with strike partner Dwight Yorke after their success on May 16, 1999

While Manchester City are basking in a second-successive title, Thursday marks the 20th anniversary since their bitter rivals held aloft the trophy to conclude a dramatic 1998-99 league campaign on their way to an unprecedented Treble.

Just like their 'noisy neighbours' United (79 points) were crowned champions of England by a single point on the final day, pipping Arsenal (78 points).

Goals from David Beckham and Andrew Cole saw Sir Alex Ferguson's side come from behind to win 2-1 against Tottenham at Old Trafford.

Chelsea finished third that season on 75 points - just four behind United and three behind Arsenal.

Twenty years on and the trio were all tussling for position in the Premier League... but this time it was for a top-four place - something only Chelsea secured with a third-place finish.

Sir Alex Ferguson saw his side pip rivals Arsenal to the title by a point after beating Tottenham

Sir Alex Ferguson saw his side pip rivals Arsenal to the title by a point after beating Tottenham

The league tables between the 1998-99 and 2018-19 seasons make for very different reading

The league tables between the 1998-99 and 2018-19 seasons make for very different reading

That's not the only obvious difference between then and now though.

For starters, only half of the Premier League teams remain in the top-flight. Leeds United, Aston Villa, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry City, Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest all currently ply their trade in the second tier or below.

Wimbledon have even changed their identity becoming MK Dons and moving to Milton Keynes, with the rise of AFC Wimbledon as a phoenix club now in League One.

Delving further of those remaining 10 clubs; , Leicester City, Newcastle United and Southampton have all suffered relegation in that time-span meaning only , Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton have always beaten the drop.

To the eagle eyes among you, you would notice that there is no Manchester City mentioned in above list of 20 teams in the 1998-99 season. That was because they were in the third tier and about to inflict heartache on Gillingham

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