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



Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described his side reaching the 100-point mark in the Premier League this season as a "magnificent" accomplishment.

Gabriel Jesus' stunning last-gasp victor gave Manchester City a narrow victory over Southampton, taking Pep Guardiola's side to 100 points for the season - a feat never previously achieved in the Premier League.

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Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and Andrew Tye did their best to push the score beyond 200, and maintain a healthy net run-rate. Every batsman who took charge played breezy cameos, which never allowed the momentum to shift to the opponents' camp.

"What can I say, 100 points! In the last few weeks these numbers have helped us keep focus".

Southampton needed a point to make sure of safety but Swansea's 2-1 home defeat by Stoke means Saints will play in the top flight for a seventh successive season.

32 - No English team has won more games in a top-flight season than City this term.

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As well as hitting three figures for points, City also hit three figures for goals several games ago - though their win over Southampton confirms a best-ever goal difference. Tottenham's 1962-63 Division One winners scored 111 times. Guardiola's team have been focused on rewriting the record books since clinching the English title nearly a month ago and they added one last landmark achievement on the final day of the season. Chelsea's 95 in 2004-05 was the previous best in the 38-match per season Premier League era but Gabriel Jesus's winning goal sent Guardiola scampering down the touchline in delight as his dazzling entertainers reached another landmark.

19 - The gap between first and second in the final standings has never been bigger than the 19-point gap between City and United.

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