Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Southampton 0-1 Man City: Three match takeaways

Southampton 0-1 Man City: Three match takeaways

"The way we play is very good, and you can see the fans are very happy and I feel very good about that, I feel they want me to win something". It's probably impossible because teams are going to try different things.

Pep Guardiola has masterminded arguably the most dominant season in Premier League history, all while playing the most intricate, pulsating, mesmerising, scintillating and jaw-dropping football the English top division has ever witnessed.

If De Bruyne was the pick of a brilliant bunch, City's best player this season, Silva was the busiest.

"The Golden Boot went down to the final day, and although Salah looked to be in the driving seat for most of the season, he wasn't in the frame before it started and that left us way ahead".

Man City are defending champions and will be looking to retain their title following a monumental and historic season that saw them break the record for most points accumulated in a single Premier League season (100) .

His first season as City manager ended with the team 15 points adrift of champions Chelsea.

Yet while Southampton secured another Premier League season after finishing 17th, one place above the drop zone on 36 points, Hughes could not hide his last-day frustration.

Saints looked to have secured the draw but, with time virtually up, Jesus latched on to Kevin de Bruyne's excellent floated cross to produce a ideal lobbed finish past the advancing Alex McCarthy.

Mo Salah was speaking to after being named Premier League Player of the Seasonthis weekend.

Sunday's late victory over Southampton ensured City became the first Premier League club to claim 100 points.

"This season, they were a big contender and they will be again next season".

"When you analyse the numbers, I would say we can't improve the numbers, no".

"If we play like this (a 3-0 loss at Newcastle) in the FA Cup final, we don't have a chance". The Stockport lad is only 17 years old. In 2015 Chelsea had won the league under Jose Mourinho with 87 points, only to slump to 50 points the following season.

Already the PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year, Salah, who has now scored 44 goals in all competitions, had been stuck on 31 Prem strikes since April 21, failing to get on the scoresheet against Stoke and Chelsea.

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