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Citizens have to be considered as the best Premier League side ever
14 May 2018, 17:12
Citizens have to be considered as the best Premier League side ever
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On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City recorded a 1-0 win at Southampton to become the first team in the Premier League era to break the 100-point barrier.

The Citizens have been the dominant force in the Premier Leaguefrom start to finish this season. However, Pep Guardiola’s side needed a touch of inspiration deep in stoppage-time from Gabriel Jesus to break down a stubborn Saints backline on the final day of the season.

The win means that the men from Manchester City won 32 of their 38 league games this season while scoring a fantastic 106 goals in the process. The manner of City winning the title and their style of play must make the Citizens contenders to be one of the greatest sides in the history of the Premier League.

City’s performances this season should not come as a surprise, as the Citizens have one of the finest football bosses at the helm in Pep Guardiola. Many have claimed that the Catalan boss has only won so many trophies due to big spending.

However, it takes more than just a load of expensive players to achieve what City have this season. All of the City players buy into Guardiola’s football philosophy, as if they did not then the team would not be producing such good results and performances.

Guardiola has bought many expensive players, but he has also developed and helped players progress in the past few seasons. England winger Raheem Sterling is the perfect example.

Guardiola has managed to coach a bit more out of the former Liverpool star in the last 12 months. The result has been Sterling playing a key role in the Citizens title victory.

Manchester City now have a chance to build on a very special season. No doubt next season the Citizens will be returning with belief that they can improve on this seasons achievements, as their demanding boss is unlikely to accept anything less.

Predictions for Premier League

Home team - Away team Forebet
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WolverhamptonLeicester City
19/01/2019 12:30
2
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BournemouthWest Ham
19/01/2019 15:00
2
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Liverpool FCCrystal Palace
19/01/2019 15:00
1
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Manchester UnitedBrighton
19/01/2019 15:00
1

England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool FC 57 22 18 3 1 50 10 40
2. Manchester City 53 22 17 2 3 59 17 42
3. Tottenham 48 22 16 0 6 46 22 24
4. Chelsea FC 47 22 14 5 3 40 17 23
5. Arsenal 41 22 12 5 5 46 32 14
6. Manchester United 41 22 12 5 5 44 32 12
7. Watford FC 32 22 9 5 8 32 32 0
8. Leicester City 31 22 9 4 9 26 25 1
9. West Ham 31 22 9 4 9 30 32 -2
10. Everton FC 30 22 8 6 8 33 31 2
11. Wolverhampton 29 22 8 5 9 23 28 -5
12. Bournemouth 27 22 8 3 11 31 42 -11
13. Brighton 26 22 7 5 10 24 30 -6
14. Crystal Palace 22 22 6 4 12 20 28 -8
15. Burnley FC 21 22 6 3 13 23 43 -20
16. Southampton 19 22 4 7 11 23 39 -16
17. Cardiff City 19 22 5 4 13 19 41 -22
18. Newcastle Utd 18 22 4 6 12 16 31 -15
19. Fulham FC 14 22 3 5 14 20 49 -29
20. Huddersfield 11 22 2 5 15 13 37 -24

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