CENTURIONS - Every EPL record Manchester City have broken this season

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It's very hard to choose between Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva as the best - both superb in so many ways.

PEP GUARDIOLA hailed the flawless finish to an astonishing campaign as an injury-time strike saw champions Manchester City become the first club to reach 100 Premier League points in a season.

Mark Hughes, appointed only in March, confirmed afterwards he wants to stay on in charge at St Mary's and said: "I have been able to make an impact, I would love the opportunity".

"I think (Virgil) van Dijk has helped them a lot to be more consistent in the defensive department, especially in the box, and (there is) the quality up front and the quality in the way they play". This sort of thing is not supposed to happen in England. "Because the players can do better, the manager as well, in a group, in a team we can do better".

Another record Antonio Conte's Chelsea only set last season was beaten when Guardiola's men went on an 18 winning streak in the league spanning from August 26th to December 27th last.

Naby Keita's arrival from RB Leipzig for £52.75m will add extra dynamism and depth to a midfield decimated by injuries in the latter part of this season. Chelsea won the league last year with 93 points, but could only manage 70 this year.

Despite finishing 37 points adrift of City in sixth, Wenger is bullish about the squad he has left behind's chances of challenging next season. In 2015 Chelsea had won the league under Jose Mourinho with 87 points, only to slump to 50 points the following season.

Following Thursday's mind-numbing goalless draw at West Ham, Manchester United produced another dreary display, a first-half goal from Marcus Rashford the only highlight against Watford in what was otherwise 90 minutes of forgettable football. "The main aim was to qualify for the Champions League for next season". But there is something a bit unusual about the enormous collapses of the last three seasons.

"To claim the 100 points, then, would be the gold-standard feat to properly emboss their campaign in the way Arsenal's undefeated league season was". The opponent's physicality and their three at the back.

And the Manchester Evening News' Stuart Brennan says City's "Centurions" have eclipsed Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04. They have overtaken Chelsea 2004-05 in more than one way.

Pep Guardiola reacted to the team's 106th league goal of the season by leaping out of his seat in the dugout and punching the air.

But beyond City's impressive numbers, Guardiola takes the most pride from the irresistible style in which his team have racked up their achievements.

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