Man City record will be tough to break-Guardiola

Jo Caldwell
May 14, 2018

Gabriel Jesus scored a dramatic added time victor to take City to the magical 100-point mark.

City beat Southampton 1-0 this afternoon thanks to a very late Gabriel Jesus goal, sparking wild celebrations in the away end.

Asked if he would welcome Southampton moving quickly to secure a new long-term boss, replied: "I think it's important for the club that they do that. It was an fantastic finish from Gabriel".

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The Blues broke a Premier League points record by reaching 97 with the win over Brighton in midweek and the record for goals scored in a season, as they took their total to 105.

Despite winning just seven matches all season, Southampton's upturn since the arrival of Mark Hughes sees them finish narrowly above Swansea and the Saints can now look forward to top-flight football next season - though there is work to do if they are to avoid the drop next year.

32 - No English team has won more games in a top-flight season than City this term. "In the last few weeks these numbers have helped us keep focus".

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City are due to celebrate their title success with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Manchester today.

City controlled first-half possession before Saints defender Wesley Hoedt headed against Claudio Bravo's crossbar from a Dusan Tadic corner.

Guardiola introduced youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden late on, ensuring both players have registered five appearances to earn a Premier League medal - with Foden becoming the youngest ever victor at 17 years and 350 days old.

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The old record was held by Liverpool, who collected 98 points in the 1978-79 season (adjusted to three points for a win).

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