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100 points Pep Guardiola directs his Man City team on Sunday

100 points Pep Guardiola directs his Man City team on Sunday

It is also worthy to mention that Manchester City is the first team to earn 100 points in the English top flight in their en route to winning the Premier League title for the fifth time.

Liverpool have clinched the EPL's final Champions League spot, Swansea's relegation was confirmed and champions Manchester City finished with 100 points on a goal-packed final day of the season. Leicester City had a season of mythical proportions in 2015-16, one not even their most fanatic supporters believed they could replicate anytime soon.

In thrashing Swansea 5-0 last month, Manchester City became the first team to attempt over 1,000 passes in a game since Opta started recording that data in 2003-04.

Pep Guardiola reacted to the team's 106th league goal of the season by leaping out of his seat in the dugout and punching the air.

Ederson said: "I'm delighted to sign my new contract. I admire him because [City midfielder Ilkay] Gundogan was with him, [Bayern striker Robert] Lewandowski was with him and every player speaks so well about him - as a manager and a human being".

Espirito Santo won Championship manager of the year, Shrewsbury's Paul Hurst scooped the League One prize and Coleman won the League Two trophy. Add that to Paul Dickov's equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Gillingham in the infamous Division Two playoff final in 1999 and it seems like City only ever make their landmark moments with seconds to spare.

But this was also the season when City's goal difference was about three times the number of goals scored by Huddersfield (28), and when the runaway champions frequently came across opponents who were in damage-limitation mode from kickoff.

If City's 100-point achievement was all down to money and a less-than-competitive Premier League, you'd have thought Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini or Manuel Pellegrini might have done it at the Etihad long before Guardiola arrived.

They were runaway leaders for most of the season and won the league in style, blowing teams away with their intense and expansive brand of football.

A gulf between the best and the rest has grown anyway and Arsene Wenger, the departing Arsenal manager, predicted a massive transformation in the coming years.

After Antonio Conte's Chelsea took the Premier League by storm with a record 30 wins in the 2016/17 season, City broke the record with a whopping 32 wins in 38 games.

"I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality." said the Frenchman. While the Clarets will enjoy Europa League football next season, it could prove to be one step too far. Four days after drawing 1-1 at home, the deposed champions looked bedraggled in losing to Newcastle thanks to goals by Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez, who scored twice in the second half.

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