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Manchester City tops #TwitterLeagueTable

Manchester City has topped the Twitter league table for Premier League football, the social media network has revealed.

Announcing the launch of the new table, Twitter said: “We created the #TwitterLeagueTable to celebrate some of the great uses of Twitter by clubs, players and fans - whether it’s Manchester City putting a hashtag on the pitch or top players like Rio Ferdinand saying hello to a fan on the train.

“The table is based on metrics like follower numbers for team and player accounts, use of official team hashtags, and how much fans interact with the content shared by the teams. The results highlight some of the most dedicated fan bases and socially engaged clubs, rather than those with simply the highest volumes of followers or most high-profile players.”

Supporters can help their team move up the ranking by following the account of the team and the players, as well as tweeting using the official team hashtag.

The complete #TwitterLeagueTable ranking as they currently stand:

1. Manchester City

2. Chelsea

3. Tottenham Hotspur

4. Liverpool

5. Arsenal

6. Everton

7. Newcastle United

8. Queens Park Rangers

9. Aston Villa

10. Norwich City

11. Manchester United

12. Reading

13. Sunderland

14. West Bromwich Albion

15. West Ham United

16. Southampton

17. Fulham

18. Stoke City

19. Swansea City

20. Wigan Athletic

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