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100 Premier League Points : Manchester City’s Record-Setting Has No Limits

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Manchester City has since a long time ago wrapped up the Premier League title – but their strive for records proceeded until the last kick of the Premier League final day.

The Etihad outfit passed reached another milestone with their 1-0 win at Southampton on Sunday, becoming the first Premier League team to reach 100 points in English top flight football.

Gabriel Jesus, a substitute came in and raised a brilliant dinked effort into the net with just seconds of the Premier League season left in the wake of meeting a flighted Kevin De Bruyne ball to earn the Cityzens‘s’ 32nd win of the season, reaching a milestone and record-breaking century of points all the while.

Jesus rushed to the delirious away fans, mobbed by his teammates. For so long, it looked as though City would end the season with something of a bum note, however, this was a convenient reminder that Pep Guardiola’s side are no ordinary team. For Southampton, this was the end of a tremendous week, in which they secured their EPL status after the triumph at Swansea on Tuesday.

Manchester City has influenced a propensity for breaking new statistical ground while turning the Premier League title race into a procession.

Taking a look at some of City’s most astonishing numbers.

  • 100 – City passed Chelsea’s previous Premier League best of 95 points by beating Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in their penultimate match. Adjusting Liverpool’s efforts in the 1978-79 season to three points for a win, the overall record stood at 98.

  • 100 – Despite winning six previous league titles across spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola has reached 100 points in a season for the first time in his career – surpassing 99 with Barca in 2009-10.
  • 32 – No English team has won more games in a top-flight season than City this term. Defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United and draws against Everton, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Huddersfield Town are the only blots on their record.

  • 18 – Beginning with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on August 26 and concluded by 1-0 triumph at Newcastle on December 27, City set a Premier League best of 18 consecutive victories.
  • 106 – Jesus’ goal concluded the most prolific team season in Premier League history. Tottenham’s 1962-63 Division One winners scored 111 times.
  • 5 – City won the Premier League with five games to spare, equalling the top-flight record also achieved by Manchester United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85).

  • 1 – Guardiola is the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League.
  • 19 – City have defeated every team in the Premier League this season, matching the feats of United in 2010-11 and Chelsea in 2005-06.
  • 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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