Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revels in 'magnificent' 100-point season

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100 - Despite winning six previous league titles across spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola has reached 100 points in a season for the first time in his career - surpassing 99 with Barca in 2009-10.

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.

Guardiola will join Gary Neville to look back on the season, and how he masterminded the first three-figure Premier League points tally in history courtesy of City's 1-0 win at Southampton on Sunday.

5 - City won the Premier League with five games to spare, equalling the top-flight record also achieved by Manchester United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85).

Asked if he would welcome Southampton moving quickly to secure a new long-term boss, replied: "I think it's important for the club that they do that". However, City refused to let their heads drop and sealed the win with virtually the last kick of the game, Jesus wheeling away to celebrate with the away fans.

The Blues broke a Premier League points record by reaching 97 with the win over Brighton in midweek and the record for goals scored in a season, as they took their total to 105.

"Numbers are numbers, they are the outcome of the way we played".

City have also snatched a record off Tottenham that has stood for over half a century, becoming the first team to record 32 wins in an English top-flight campaign since Spurs in 1960-61. "We didn't play ideal for 38 games but most of the time we were so good", Guardiola added. But they had no intention of letting the impending party distract them on the south-coast.

Guardiola introduced youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden late on, ensuring both players have registered five appearances to earn a Premier League medal - with Foden becoming the youngest ever victor at 17 years and 350 days old.