City and Salah break records as Liverpool take top-four spot

Grant SmithMay 14, 2018

Pep Guardiola saluted his "incredible" Manchester City as the champions became the first Premier League side to reach 100 points thanks to a 1-0 win at Southampton yesterday.

City finished 19 points clear of second placed Manchester United - the biggest title-winning margin in the Premier League era - to emphasis the gap between the runaway champions and the chasing pack.

At the bottom of the table, Swansea took the lead against Stoke although their afternoon rapidly turned into a wake as their seven-year Premier League stay ended in what is expected to be Carlos Carvalhal's final game in charge.

The goal was City's 106th of the campaign, breaking the previous record of 103 set by Chelsea in their 2009-10 title-winning campaign.

However, a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke sealed their fate to cap a 10-game winless streak to end a sorry season.

Added Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson: "Not many people would say we would get to the Champions League final".

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.

"City have been awesome this season, they thoroughly deserve it but next year we want to be closer to them and who knows, we could win it". "We knew it was impossible to stay up". From start to finish we have been down there.

It also waved goodbye to Arsene Wenger, at least at Arsenal.

Gabriel Jesus' dramatic victor at Southampton took City's Centurions to the 100-point mark - check out the stunning list of records the Blues have set this season.

Victory was not enough to take Liverpool up to third place, which was claimed by Tottenham with a stunning 5-4 win over Leicester in what may be their final game at Wembley before moving to their new stadium at White Hart Lane. They also were level at 4 following Jamie Vardy's second of the night when Kane completed his brace. Not really, I'm sad. That position went to West Bromwich Albion, which lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace.

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