City beat Southampton to end season with 100 points

  • City beat Southampton to end season with 100 points

City beat Southampton to end season with 100 points

City became the first team to reach a century of points in English top-flight history when they beat Southampton thanks to Gabriel Jesus' 94th-minute goal.

Swansea needed a miracle to stay up at the expense of Southampton but their 2-1 defeat at home to already-relegated Stoke put paid to any dreams of survival.

Keeping clean sheets hasn't been a problem for West Brom recently, not after blanking Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

City were desperate to bring up 100 points despite clinching the Premier League title four weeks ago but had to wait until the final moments of the season to achieve it.

Needless to say, unless something insane happened, Liverpool would remain in the top four and Swansea would relegate.

Swansea and Stoke, two sides who conceded 124 goals between them this season, could only wish for such solidity at the back. Everyone can imagine the boys need a bit of rest.

"Numbers are numbers, they are the outcome of the way we played". Then five days again to prepare the last game.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Guardiola to contend with heading into the game, with the only major absentee being star striker Sergio Aguero, who has missed close to a month of action with a knee injury. "The boys are humans, not machines".

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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'OK, we are 25 points in front so it's hard to say he was hard (to play against) in the end - but he was because they beat us. For Chelsea to pass Liverpool, they needed to defeat Newcastle and Liverpool needed to lose to Brighton.

But Xherdan Shaqiri's penalty gave Stoke victory at Swansea and the Welsh side will join Stoke and West Brom in the Championship next season.

Angel Rangel and Leon Britten both said their farewells after distinguished careers for Swansea and there was more emotion at Huddersfield where Arsenal manager Wenger signed off after overseeing his 1,235th game.