Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Gabriel Jesus' late victor helps Manchester City reach 100 Premier League points

Gabriel Jesus' late victor helps Manchester City reach 100 Premier League points

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"I think (Virgil) van Dijk has helped them a lot to be more consistent in the defensive department, especially in the box, and (there is) the quality up front and the quality in the way they play".

Even adjusting the old two points for a win to the current three, Liverpool, who enjoyed the previous highest tally in 1978-79, would only have amassed 98 points that season - and that was over a 42-game season.

"A lot of goals, concede few, lots of points, wins at home, wins away, everything was ideal this season - and finished the way we deserved to finish", Guardiola said.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Cedric Soares of Southampton controls the ball as Fernandinho of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Southampton, England.

This win lifted City to 100 points, making them the first team to ever reach the milestone.

Champions Manchester City became the first club to amass 100 Premier League points after Gabriel Jesus scored a dramatic stoppage-time victor at Southampton. "Can we close that gap in one season with a very hard market?"

City academy products Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden came off the bench to make their fifth appearances of the season, meaning they will both collect a league-winners' medal. As early as November, the league title was never in doubt.

Added Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson: "Not many people would say we would get to the Champions League final".

Naby Keita's arrival from RB Leipzig for £52.75m will add extra dynamism and depth to a midfield decimated by injuries in the latter part of this season.

The predictions were right, Manchester City came first and Manchester United finished as runners-up.

However, with Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich no longer able to simply outspend the competition, Chelsea are at a crossroads.

Despite finishing 37 points adrift of City in sixth, Wenger is bullish about the squad he has left behind's chances of challenging next season.

"Premier League, 100 points, I still can not believe it, it is a massive achievement".

0 - Frank de Boer became the first permanent manager in Premier League history to not see his team score a single goal during his reign (four games, zero goals).

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