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Man City Strike Late To Reach Record 100 Points

Champions Manchester City finished the season on a record 100 points after Gabriel Jesus scored with almost the final touch against Southampton, who secured Premier League survival despite losing.

Pep Guardiola’s side had already secured the record for most points in a single season in the English top flights heading into the final game at St Mary’s.

But Jesus took them into triple digits, making them the first team to complete the achievement when he beat Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy after taking on Kevin De Bruyne’s excellent pass.

Southampton needed a point to make sure of safety but Swansea’s 2-1 home defeat by Stoke means Saints will play in the top-flight for a seventh successive season.

A stunning season that started with a 2-0 win at Brighton on 12 August, ended with a last-gasp win for Pep Guardiola’s side, who finish 19 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United.

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.

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