Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wins LMA manager of the year award

Tanya Simon
May 16, 2018

Meanwhile, the 27 City conceded this season is some way off the 15 goals Chelsea let in when they won their first league title under Mourinho.

But that being said, Aguero's 21 goals have surely helped Manchester City assert their dominance in the Premier League, ultimately making him one of the best performers in the league this campaign.

The team were unpredictable and inconsistent during the second half of the campaign and heavy defeats against Everton (4-0) and Leicester City (4-2) left many onlookers wondering if Guardiola had finally been sussed.

"Maybe this record will be broken but it will be hard", said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach.

The 24-year-old Brazilian has been outstanding for the 100 point champions following his £35 million arrival last summer from Benfica. This season, 34 points would have kept a side up. The Saints had a poor season in contrast as they secured Premiership survival on the last day of the season.

City can become the first team in Premier League history to register 100 points in a single campaign by beating Southampton on Sunday, a feat that would round off a season where Guardiola's men have swept all before them - all, that is, apart from Liverpool. City conceded the fewest goals in the league, 27 in 38 games.

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Wenger was given gifts to mark the day and a guard of honour was once again formed for the Arsenal manager before kick off. Wenger took his leave of Arsenal at the end of a record Premier League season for managerial departures.

Manchester City's head Pep Guardiola stated that Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserved to win the Player of the Year award instead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. "Next season will be the same, like [Manchester] United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham".

Guardiola's utterly dominant side also set new records for most wins, most away wins, most goals scored, best goal difference and biggest league-winning margin. Relegated with Hull City previous year, headed for a Champions League final this.

Then there's Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp's team have shown their potential in making a run to the final of the Champions League, with the Reds blitzing Man City in the quarter finals of the competition.

Whether City can improve next season remains to be seen, given they have only dropped 14 points from a possible 114.

"That is going to happen".

Highest average possession: Possession statistics only go back as far as the 2010-11 season. "That will not be important".

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