Man City reach 100 points to set new Premier League record

14 May, 2018, 13:16 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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The league champions hit the milestone figure on the final day of the season when Gabriel Jesus's late victor helped them to a 1-0 win over Southampton.

So, who has been selected for the clash at St Mary's?

Despite winning just seven matches all season, Southampton's upturn since the arrival of Mark Hughes sees them finish narrowly above Swansea and the Saints can now look forward to top-flight football next season - though there is work to do if they are to avoid the drop next year. Guardiola's wild celebration with his backroom staff showed what it meant to the Spaniard for City to achieve yet another astonishing feat. "I think it's a record that will stay long". "We did it all season, no surrender, try until the end", he said. "In the last few weeks these numbers have helped us keep focus". Adjusting Liverpool's efforts in the 1978-79 season to three points for a win, the overall record stood at 98. They've also scored the most goals ever in a Premier League season, with 106, and have recorded the most wins in a Premier League season, with 32. "We were better than our opponents and the records we broke came from the way we played".


City began to show a little more of their usual attacking fluidity in the second half but chances remained at a premium for Guardiola's side, Raheem Sterling hitting the post and John Stones seeing his header tipped over the crossbar.

Manchester United finished 18 points ahead of Arsenal in 1999-2000 but the record for the largest margin of victory also now belongs to City.

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