Manchester City 2017-18: Guardiola's men rack up records in title triumph

Manchester City 2017-18: Guardiola's men rack up records in title triumph

City manager Pep Guardiola might have rubbed his eyes in disbelief at events at Old Trafford when he returned from his round of golf with his son.

City are also chasing the record for most number of goals scored in a season - 103 - set by Chelsea in 2010, as well as Chelsea's record goal difference of +71 set in the same campaign.

After by a distance their worst week of the season as City blew the chance to seal the title on home soil against United and were dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool, they showed why they are champions by bouncing back against Spurs at Wembley.

After eight games City were alone at the top, rapidly establishing a five-point gap, followed by eight and then 15 points after 15 games.

"This title was not the last-minute miracle of 2012, or the last-day drama of 2014 but rather a serene glide to glory".

Herrera had a penalty appeal waved away after seemingly being tripped by Craig Dawson, while Lukaku's powerful drive from Juan Mata's through ball was kept out by the face of Foster. Tottenham hadn't lost in the Premier League since the sides last met in December, but in truth were lucky to escape without a much more severe beating.

Salomon Randon went close for West Brom in the 25th minute, meeting James McClean's cross which went straight to De Gea.

WOW what a game that was.

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The cases will be dealt with at a hearing on May 31. "It's nearly done but now we need to wrap it up". There are six games to go and we must focus on that, finish the season with a Premier League trophy.

Former England international Gary Lineker, who now work as a television presenter, tweeted: "Congratulations to @ManCity on winning the Premier League title".

Sources have told ESPN FC that Martial has become frustrated at a lack of opportunities and will consider his options at the end of the season, amid firm interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Physicality, weather conditions, the amount of games.

West Brom more than anyone summarise United's malaise in that period, having achieved three wins and a draw here since that retirement.

United manager Jose Mourinho had long given up hopes of winning the title, instead focusing on finishing second.

On April 7, City played United and leading 2-0 at halftime had looked on course to claim the title. "We have spent plenty of dollars to possess those people, to make that potential".

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The Albion board may want a more experienced hand at the tiller next season, while the fans will probably crave a bigger name in management terms.