Pep Guardiola: 'Liverpool will challenge for Premier League title next season'

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City became the first team to reach 100 points in a 38-game Premier League season after Gabriel Jesus scored a 94th minute victor against Southampton on Sunday (May 13).

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah scored a historic opening goal for Liverpool, and now holds the EPL record of 32 goals in a 38-match season, breaking the previous record of 31 goals held by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.

Chelsea's record of 95 from the 2004/05 fell as City beat Brighton in midweek and Gabriel Jesus's stoppage-time victor at Southampton took City into three figures for points.

The curtain fell on a peculiar Premier League season on Sunday with the final day of fixtures notable mostly for an unfamiliar absence of tension.

Guardiola also beat Klopp, Dyche, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, Newcastle United's Rafael Benitez and Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton to the Premier League gong.

"We pushed a lot, we did 18 games and got 20 points", said Carvalhal, whose side ended the season without a win in nine.

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The key to a good year is usually putting on good displays in front of your home crowd, but which teams were able to turn their stadiums into a fortress, and which side need to give their supporters something to cheer about next season.

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.

Manchester City completed more passes in the first half of their 5-0 win over Swansea in April (542) than 247 of the 507 players to have played in the Premier League this season have attempted all campaign.

Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month more times this season (4) than Jose Mourinho has in his career (3). "We are really looking forward to seeing him develop at City over the coming years".

City's 100 points make them one of very few clubs to win as many points in Europe's top five leagues, according to UEFA.

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