City beat Southampton to end season with 100 points

Paul Lambert was unable to prevent Stoke from being relegated after being appointed in January

Paul Lambert was unable to prevent Stoke from being relegated after being appointed in January

Perhaps the club most attuned to the riddle that the Premiership title defence is, has been Chelsea, who held the record for most points (95 points in 2004-05) and most wins (30 wins in 2016-17) before Manchester City shattered the records.

He was renowned for the exciting, possession-based style of play that he implemented and the team that he built at the Nou Camp at the start of the twenty-first century produced some of the best football of the modern era. The Premier League is the most important thing.

"Now is the time to enjoy what we've done this season", said Guardiola as he spoke to crowds at the end of City's bus tour.

A memorable 2017-18 campaign for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has seen him collect a Premier League Manager of the Season and LMA Manager of the Year double.

As with every season, some players stood out and some fell by the wayside and that has been no different with Manchester City this season. City beat that with a final goal difference of +79.

Fittingly, it was Salah who guided Liverpool back into the Champions League and he ended a sun-kissed afternoon at Anfield lifting the Golden Boot for being the Premier League's top scorer this season.

City needed to win their match, away to relegation-avoiders, Southampton, to become the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points. With this, they managed to stay in the top flight for consecutive seasons for the first time since 1975-76.

Worse was to follow for Guardiola on Merseyside, as a 3-0 first-leg defeat put the Champions League quarter-final beyond his team, who were beaten 2-1 by in the return.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes won the FA Women's Super League award after leading her side to a league and cup double. They had no competitor for the title this season, with Man Utd the closest to them, ultimately finishing 19 points adrift of their rivals.

Gabriel Jesus' victor on Sunday was City's 106 goal of the campaign, meaning they have scored an astonishing 2.79 goals per game.

Highest average possession: Possession statistics only go back as far as the 2010-11 season.

24 - Manchester City won the most points in matches between the big six with 24, Arsenal claimed the fewest (6).

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