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Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Late Goal At Southampton Sees Man City Reach 100 Points

Late Goal At Southampton Sees Man City Reach 100 Points

Swansea City's seven-season stay in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday as the Welsh side joined West Brom and Stoke City in being relegated to the Championship.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that it will be hard to break his side's 100 points achievement. Pep Guardiola even sprinted down the touchline to celebrate.

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. 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. "It shows how stable and how good we were all the season". "It was an wonderful finish from Gabriel".

Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed as Stoke won 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

It was virtually the final touch of a magnificent campaign which saw City end the season with a record 16 away wins and 106 Premier League goals.

Gabriel Jesus grabbed the only goal deep in injury time to give Manchester City the win at Southampton, who nevertheless stayed up. Numbers are numbers, but the way we played.

And we're entirely certain there's more where that little lot came from. We can not be better in terms of numbers.

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.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2025.

But they had no intention of letting the impending party distract them on the south-coast.

City controlled first-half possession but Saints, buoyed by the positivity from the stands, nearly took an early lead with Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt heading against Claudio Bravo's crossbar from a Dusan Tadic corner.

Guardiola went on to praise City's youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz who got Premier League winners medals for their contribution this season.

Saints looked to have secured the draw but, with virtually the final kick of the game, Jesus produced a flawless lobbed finish to spark wild City celebrations.

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