Manchester City are setting new standards in terms of the number of points required to win the Premier League. They did it with 100 points last season and now they have won a second consecutive title under Pep Guardiola with a whopping 98 points.
Kudos to Liverpool FC, who took the title challenge right to the last game week and who were unfortunate to end up runner ups with 97 points. In any other season, except the past two, their points tally would have been enough to take the trophy home.
City led the Merseyside team by one point coming into the last game. Guardiola’s men had an early scare with Brighton taking the lead against them early on, while Liverpool was ahead by one goal against Wolves. But we were not treated to another twist in the title race as City ran riot and won 1-5.
Guardiola has built amazing team chemistry and a feel-good family-like atmosphere at the club since his arrival. Before the players came onto the pitch to get their medals, Pep tellingly sent out 26 of his coaching staff and other backroom people ahead, making sure they get recognized for their contribution to this Premier League title. A rare sight.
City finish the season with 32 wins, 95 goals scored and only 22 conceded and it’s safe to say that, with Liverpool, they are one level ahead of the other top six teams in the league.
The season is not over for the citizens, who face Watford in the FA Cup final next, in an attempt to make it three trophies this season (they won the League Cup against Chelsea a few weeks ago).
Well done, Manchester City!
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