10th of May 2018 Author: Johnny Karp
Manchester City have defeated Brighton 3-1 on Wednesday evening and have increased their Premier League points tally to 97, which is a new record for the competition. Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho scored for the Citizens against Brighton to celebrate midfielder Yaya Toure's last match for the club. The previous points record for the Premier League was set by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the 2004-2005 season, back then the Blues tallied 95 points. Now Manchester City have the chance to finish the season with 100 points if they win at Southampton on Sunday.
"Ninety-seven points, a lot of goals, a lot of wins, that is a consequence of the season we have done," a satisfied Pep Guardiola said. "We want 100 points to finish this almost perfect season in the Premier League." Manchester City have also set a new record for most goals scored in a Premier League season, surpassing Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea who scored 103 goals in the 2009-2010 campaign. The Citizens have already bagged 105 goals this season, that is an average of almost three goals per match.
Despite the broken records, Pep Guardiola believes that his team have to win more trophies before they are considered a great team like Liverpool in the 1980s or Manchester United during the Alex Ferguson era. "To be considered one of the best, you have to win more," Guardiola said. "To be alongside United in the 1990s or Liverpool in the 1980s you have to win more. I am not saying we are a legend team, I am not saying we are better than them. No, because you have to make more years to do that, but in one season we were better than all of them in the history of Premier League and the history of English football."
Manchester City are 4/6 at Bet365 to win the Premier League title again next season.
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OK, they've been the best PL team this season and no wonder some records have been broken in the process.
Whether that means much - I don't think so, but...definitely all the rest should adjust and try to close the distance to City otherwise...it could turn into a domination period for them in the next few years.
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