Manchester City broke seven more Premier League records today

Ross Houston
May 16, 2018

And now his team is being hailed as one of the greatest Premier League sides of all time.

Prior to winning, Guardiola himself said the league was even harder than the Uefa Champions League.

"This season has been unbelievable and to finish it off yesterday in the last second to get the 100 points is unbelievable. We didn't play 38 games perfectly but most of the time we were better than our opponents". We can't be higher by way of numbers.

"It's unheard of for that many teams to all be struggling to get 40 points".

A last-minute victor from Gabriel Jesus against Southampton on Sunday saw the champions become the first team ever to reach three figures for points in a single 38-game campaign in the competition.

106 - their goals tally is also a record, beating Chelsea's 2009-10 tally of 103.

"And to do that in the Premier League is unbelievable".

At the other end, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Swansea were relegated, each of them trying a change of manager but failing to survive as all three promoted sides - Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield - avoided the immediate drop back into the Championship. City's was a staggering plus 79.

Talk of an undefeated domestic campaign had started to build by the time the leaders headed to Anfield in January, but Klopp's ferocious side prevailed 4-3 in a thriller.

Guardiola's buoyant mood was also further boosted after goalkeeper Ederson on Sunday signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2025.

"His (Arteta's) contribution (to our season), was outstanding, amazing. I admire him because [City midfielder Ilkay] Gundogan was with him, [Bayern striker Robert] Lewandowski was with him and every player speaks so well about him - as a manager and a human being".

"To enjoy it we had to win it - winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it", Wenger said.

"If he decides to move because he has this offer, I will not say, "You don't have to go".

With this win, Liverpool deprived Chelsea of the chance to compete in the next Champions League.

Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League - the lowest under Wenger, who will stay working.

Guardiola's men pushed hard in the second half and Raheem Sterling struck the righthand post with a deflected effort before John Stones' header from the resultant corner was tipped over by Alex McCarthy.

"Premier League, 100 points, I still can not believe it, it is a massive achievement", Guardiola's sentiments of incredulity were once echoed by Antonio Conte when the Italian guided his Juventus side to a similar feat four years ago, helping the Turin-based club to monopolize Italy's top division of football in the process.

The 68-year-old Frenchman was in a pensive mood after his 1,235th and final game in charge. It is hardly what global viewers, who long admire the competitiveness and intensity of English football, want to see.

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