Manchester City complete record-breaking Premier League season


Manchester City complete record-breaking Premier League season

Hodgson Pardew Unsworth and a banner for Hazard

Hodgson Pardew Unsworth and a banner for Hazard

When the next extraordinary team has a near-flawless season, City will still be the first to have hit triple figures in the points column.

Manager Pep Guardiola shared his beer with a lucky fan before he took to stage with his players to greet the crowd. He has put out a few decent performances for West Brom this season so it's likely that he will move out of the club soon.

"This season has been unbelievable and to finish it off yesterday in the last second to get the 100 points is unbelievable". It's a record that will stay long.

28 - Burnley won more away points this season than they had in their previous three Premier League campaigns combined (5 wins, 25 points).

"I still can not believe it, it is a massive achievement, it means how stable, how good we were all the season". The guy has installed that mentality in, not only the players, but us fans too.

City are the first team in top division history to reach the 100-point mark. City have set competition records for wins, goals scored and points acquired during their march to glory in 2017-18.

With Man City now having wrapped up their third Premier League title, questions are being asked as to exactly how any team could even think of challenging them next season.

City finished the season with 106, scoring at a rate of more than 2.8 per match. Their resolve paid off in the 26th minute when Solanke teed up Salah to score his record-breaking 32nd goal of the season.

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They also won the Carabao Cup. City's was a staggering plus 79.

The north London side are sixth place in the Premier League table and are set to miss out on a Champions League spot again this term.

Roberto Firmino has grown into a formidable forward, one whose impact and importance can not be measured by goals alone; Sadio Mane wasn't quite as good as last season yet remains a vital cog in Jurgen Klopp's attacking arsenal.

"His (Arteta's) contribution (to our season), was outstanding, amazing".

"He has helped me a lot to do what I'm doing on the field and off it. Thank you very much".

"If he decides to go, I will be so sad but I will understand his decision".

But that was not the only record they were chasing.

"If we play like this (a 3-0 loss at Newcastle) in the FA Cup final, we don't have a chance".

It is a sign of the expectations though, and the desire for more. "So it was always in my mind to have success here in the Premier League". A club like Newcastle United, managed by Rafa Benitez, would be a flawless fit for him.

As memories dissipate and only faded footage reminds us of the yesteryear skills of those that have gone before, the tendency is to laud the present day heroes above the latter day stars.

The new English top-flight campaign will also see a new-look Arsenal featuring a brand-new manager after veteran boss Wenger announced his exit from the club after a prolific 22-year association with the club.