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

Heather Diaz
May 14, 2018

The Spaniard will assess what's changed at the Etihad since his first season in English football finished with City ending fourth in the division - before running away with it at the second time of asking.

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. Pep Guardiola even sprinted down the touchline to celebrate.

5 - City won the Premier League with five games to spare, equalling the top-flight record also achieved by Manchester United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85). "I think it's a record that will stay long".

Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea scored 103 goals in claiming the 2009-10 Premier League title but City surpassed that tally thanks to Wednesday's 3-1 win over Brighton. "We did it all season, no surrender, try until the end", he said.

Here, we have a look at some of their most astonishing numbers.

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As well as winning the most points by an English top-flight side in a single campaign, City's 32nd win broke Tottenham's 57-year-old record for victories in a single top-flight season, BBC reports.

Fortunately for fourth bottom Southampton, the defeat didn't matter in their battle to avoid relegation as third bottom Swansea lost against Stoke, ensuring Mark Hughes' side avoided the drop by three points.

City controlled first-half possession before Saints defender Wesley Hoedt headed against Claudio Bravo's crossbar from a Dusan Tadic corner.

City manager Guardiola insists the pursuit of a host of records has enabled his Premier League title winners to "keep focus" over the last weeks.

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