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City Centurions! Records tumble in stunning season

City Centurions! Records tumble in stunning season

Proud Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his team's record-breaking season may never be bettered after the Premier League champions signed off with a last-gasp 1-0 win at Southampton.

By matching rivals Manchester United's result on the final day of the season, they maintained their 19-point winning margin - the biggest in the Premier League era, overtaking a benchmark that has stood for 18 years.

Fortunately for fourth bottom Southampton, the defeat didn't matter in their battle to avoid relegation as third bottom Swansea lost against Stoke, ensuring Mark Hughes' side avoided the drop by three points.

Swansea had needed to win and Southampton to lose to Man City, with a 10-goal swing in goal difference.

City's tally ends at 106 goals, ahead of Chelsea's 103 scored in the 2009/10 campaign.

"We showed the kind of football we couldn't show the last few games". Along the way, they amassed a record-equalling 11 successive away wins, a feat previously achieved by Chelsea in 2008.

Instead Stoke upset their hosts 2-1, giving travelling fans a final cheer as both sides prepare for a season in the Championship.

Swansea paid tribute to long-serving custodians Angel Rangel and Leon Britton before kickoff. It's been unfortunate, because it's such a great club.

There was never much chance of that but City's thrilling season was capped by another piece of individual brilliance, with Gabriel Jesus producing a superb lobbed victor in the 94th minute to spark wild celebrations. They also were level at 4 following Jamie Vardy's second of the night when Kane completed his brace.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor.

As well as hitting 100 points, City's 32nd win broke Tottenham's 57-year-old record for victories in a single top-flight campaign.

"Numbers are numbers, they are the effect of the way we played". A Crystal Palace victory would secure a top-10 finish.