Sam Allardyce sets huge Manchester United challenge to Pep Guardiola

Sam Allardyce sets huge Manchester United challenge to Pep Guardiola

City became the first club to accumulate 100 Premier League points in a single season thanks to a dramatic last-gasp lob from substitute Gabriel Jesus in Sunday's 1-0 win at Southampton.

Tens of thousands of fans lined the route as Pep Guardiola's side showed off their silverware haul from this season, including the Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies.

Elsewhere the team equalled the records for earliest title win (five games), most opponents beaten in a season (19), most consecutive away wins (11) and most opponents beaten in a season (19).

The final day of the season also saw them break a number of other records, just to add insult to injury for the rest of the league's teams.

The only trouble for them now is repeating the same thing for next season.

"They have produced some football that we have never witnessed in the Premier League before", he said. City have set competition records for wins, goals scored and points acquired during their march to glory in 2017-18.


Silva, 23, has enjoyed a brilliant debut season in English football, lifting the Premier League title and the League Cup, while also reaching the Champions League quarter-final. Chelsea won the league last year with 93 points, but could only manage 70 this year. Going back a little further, Manchester United's champions of 2013 won the league with 89 points, and collapsed to 64 under David Moyes a year later.

John Coleman collected the League Two award after Accrington Stanley claimed the title with 93 points.

The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements. When you have sweated blood throughout a victorious campaign, it's exhausting even to contemplate the idea of coming back to do it all over again next season, against opponents who have worked out your tactical tricks.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1,235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor.

A 2-1 away win at Manchester United in December seemed to be the point in which we could all start crowning City as the champions. They've got a hell of an opportunity to go and do that.

Related Articles