Guardiola: It Will Be Difficult To Break Man City's 100 EPL Points


Manchester City star midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has won the maiden Cadbury playmaker of the season award.

Swansea City's seven-year stay in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday with a 2-1 loss against already relegated Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium. Arsenal and Burnley clinched Europa League spots while West Brom and Stoke clinched relegation.

Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea scored 103 goals in claiming the 2009-10 Premier League title but City surpassed that tally thanks to Wednesday's 3-1 win over Brighton.

Though Southampton could still have been relegated today mathematically, Saints fans knew their team's survival was all but guaranteed and there was a party atmosphere for much of the game at St. Mary's, made even better as news filtered in of Swansea's defeat to Stoke. And that's exactly what happened.

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. Nick Miller came close, picking all four teams, but he had Liverpool in third place and Tottenham in fourth.

His 32-goal haul was two more than Harry Kane, the victor for the past two seasons. Only Schmeichel picked Spurs to finish in the top four.

On the other end, Swansea needed to hit the ground running and they did in the beginning. Cardiff City was promoted to the Premier League. Still needing a double digit change in goal differential, it was going to be tough.

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Swansea needed a 10-goal swing - beating Stoke and seeing Southampton hammered by Manchester City - to stay up.

So it didn't matter that Southampton conceded late to lose 1-0 to City, although that did mean Pep Guardiola's side became the first team to post 100 points in a Premier League season.

In a game that seemed overshadowed, Arsenal bid farewell to Arsene Wenger as manager.

While Swansea were left cursing yet more struggles at the back, Southampton were showing the resolve that kept them up.

The 2018-19 Premier League season kicks off on August 11.

He said: "I want to win everything we can, all of the competitions, but for me the Champions League is without a doubt a very special competition for us, and it is my dream to win it in Manchester City's shirt".