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Man City reach 100 points to set new Premier League record

Gabriel Jesus’ late winning goal for Manchester City against Southampton on Sunday saw the Premier League champions finish the season with 100 points, a new record.

Pep Guardiola’s side had already secured the record for most points in a single season in the English top flight 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.

It is one of several records they have collected this year. The 19-point gap to second-place Manchester United sees City beat the record, set by the Old Trafford side in 1999-00, for the biggest lead at the end of a campaign, while they have collected the most wins (32) and scored the most goals (106) in one season. Meanwhile, De Bruyne’s assist sees him finish top of this year’s assist chart with 16.

The Etihad Stadium side have been beaten just twice in the league this term, going down at Liverpool in January before suffering a home defeat to United.

The week after the upset at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s men, the Blues wrapped up the title with five games to go, equalling the record for the earliest success.

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