Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revels in 'magnificent' 100-point season

Doug Mendoza
May 14, 2018

With everybody playing in the league at the same time, nobody has the advantage of knowing what their closest competition has been doing. We have done that all season. - Andy King has scored two goals from four shots on target for Swansea in 11 Premier League apps, this after scoring once for Leicester in 11 games this term.

City are the third team in history to beat every other side in the league in the season - along with United (10/11) and Chelsea (05/06). But even that was unlikely to change.

Losing at the half, along with Southampton drawing 0-0 at the time with champions Manchester City, meant Swansea were as good as relegated with 45 minutes to play. And that's exactly what happened.

City's away points haul is 50 after the Saints win, beating that of Chelsea's 48 in 04/05. In the battle of the Golden Boot, Harry Kane scored twice to get to 30 but it wasn't enough as Salah's 32 was enough to get him the Golden Boot. That position went to West Bromwich Albion, which lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace.

We can't offer you that, but we can offer you the end of another Premier League season. "100 points is a massive achievement".

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Manchester United players are "petrified" of Jose Mourinho and would not care if they were sold this summer, Paul Merson has said. But with City 19 points ahead of United there was no sense of elation at the final whistle from the Red Devils.

Manchester City passed the 100-point mark to round off their Premier League campaign in stunning fashion as Gabriel Jesus' late strike secured victory over Southampton on Sunday to break a host of long-standing records.

In a game that seemed overshadowed, Arsenal bid farewell to Arsene Wenger as manager. The 19-point margin to second place Manchester United is also a record, as is the goal difference of plus 79.

Arsenal had already ensured sixth place while Huddersfield guaranteed their top-flight survival with a midweek draw at Chelsea.

Elsewhere, Everton and former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, whose position is under threat, found himself booed by both sets of supporters as the Hammers rounded off their underwhelming season with a welcome 3-1 win.

Guardiola introduced youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden late on, ensuring both players have registered five appearances to earn a Premier League medal - with Foden becoming the youngest ever victor at 17 years and 350 days old. "We need to build again".

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