Southampton 0-1 Man City: Saints ease to safety despite loss

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By matching rivals Manchester United's result on the final day of the season, they maintained their 19-point winning margin - the biggest in the Premier League era, overtaking a benchmark that has stood for 18 years.

Despite having a typically large share of the possession in the first half, City struggled to break down Southampton's organised defence and rarely troubled Alex McCarthy in goal.

It meant 100 points reached for the first time in Premier League history, it meant they were the first side to record 32 wins in a season since Tottenham in 1961. We can not be better in terms of numbers.

African superstar Mohamed Salah finished his stellar 2017/18 Premier League campaign on a high, scoring his 32 goal and breaking an all-time record jointly held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Champions Manchester City have broken the Premier League record for wins, points and goals this season and set another landmark by becoming the first side in English top flight history to reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus struck a dramatic late victor to beat Southampton 1-0. They amassed 28,242 passes this season. Achieved.

However, he showed another side in the final 15 minutes as both Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden were brought on - giving each player a fifth appearance of the season to earn a Premier League winners' medal. "We didn't play ideal for 38 games but most of the time we were so good", Guardiola added.

"One hundred points. Still I can not believe it".

The Egypt international's 32nd league goal - his 44th in all competitions - took him past the milestone for a 38-match season shared by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

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

In fact it was not until Raheem Sterling turned his marker and shot over that City troubled the Saints goal.

The 1-0 win over Southampton was the ideal end to a flawless season as the Blues became centurions for a second time having already scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League.

Most consecutive Premier League Manager of the Month awards: Guardiola equalled Conte's record of three successive manager-of-the-month awards after a flawless November and then went one better when he won the award for a fourth time in December. Achieved. "Winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it".

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