Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
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Manchester City have chance to dominate Premier League, says Alan Shearer

Manchester City have chance to dominate Premier League, says Alan Shearer

It didn't quite match the drama of Sergio Aguero's now fabled last gasp victor on the final day of the season six years ago, but Gabriel Jesus' victor against Southampton on Sunday put the finishing touches on Manchester City's remarkable Premier League season.

A gulf between the best and the rest has grown anyway and Arsene Wenger, the departing Arsenal manager, predicted a massive transformation in the coming years. He went out with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield.

"A man who has added LMA and Premier League Manager of the Year awards to his roll of honour told Monday Night Football: "[We will sign] one or two more, no more.

Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday by a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke. Carlo Ancelotti was in charge at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea set the previous record of 103 goals in 2009-10.

As well as their landmark points haul, formidable City also finished the campaign with a record 106 goals scored and 32 victories.

Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur made a thrilling 5-4 win over Leicester City, who finished ninth.

Fittingly, it was Salah who guided Liverpool back into the Champions League and he ended a sun-kissed afternoon at Anfield lifting the Golden Boot for being the Premier League's top scorer this season.


Gabriel Jesus' strike right on the stroke of full-time in his side's 1-0 success at Southampton came nearly exactly six years to the minute that Sergio Aguero netted in the 3-2 victory over QPR to win the club's first Sheikh Mansour era title in 2012. On the evidence of this season, it would be extremely naive to presume the champions won't return from the close season as an even more irresistible force. In the process of breaking the record for most goals scored in a 38 match league, he has helped Liverpool secure a top-four position.

"If he decides to go, I will be so sad but I will understand his decision". Wenger had been the manager at the "the Gunners" for 22 years. "So if he stays, I will be (the) happiest guy in the world", the 47-year-old said.

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"Whether that is managing or not... I don't think a lot of teams will reach 100 points", he said.

City left it to virtually the last kick of its last match to reach the magical 100-point barrier.

City's Gabriel Jesus scored a dramatic stoppage-time victor at Southampton.

Guardiola's wild celebration with his backroom staff showed what it meant to the Spaniard for City to achieve yet another astonishing feat. Jesus removed his shirt and twirled it in celebration in front of City's supporters.

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