Monday, 21 May, 2018

Review of the English Premier League 2017/18

It was just a month back that the race for the top four positions seemed like a foregone conclusion It was just a month back that the race for the top four positions seemed like a foregone conclusion
Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 06:40

"100 points, still I can not believe it", he said.

Many thought City would match Arsenal's feat from the 2003/04 season and go unbeaten, until they lost 4-3 to Liverpool at Anfield in January.

Not just this year, like Manchester United and Liverpool, but in all seasons prior.

Defining moment: The 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in November which ultimately signaled the end of the Foxes' poor start to the season and saw them start a four-game winning run and leave the relegation battle in the rearview mirror.

"We didn't play flawless for 38 games, but most of the time we were so good", Guardiola said.

Exclusively a 10-goal swing in aim distinction may have despatched them down and a loss for rivals Swansea meant there was by no means any hazard of that taking place. The victory marked the 16 time City have won away from home in the Premier League this season, one more than Chelsea achieved under Mourinho in 2004-05.

Ederson has committed himself to Manchester City for the next seven years, the Premier League champions have announced.

Those additions have helped to restore domestic dominance, on the back of a Premier League and Carabao Cup double in 2017-18, and Guardiola feels his squad now requires mere minor tweaking.

Pep Guardiola's side amassed a record 100 points and 106 goals on the way to winning by 19 points from nearest challengers Manchester United. But I think the way they attack and defend is a little bit different. It gives City a measurable benchmark and makes this season quantifiable.

City also recorded the most wins in an English top-flight season with 32.

11 - the most yellow cards shown to any Premier League player this term, Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu.

It was also the end of an era in England's top flight, with Arsene Wenger taking charge of his final game as Arsenal manager after 22 seasons.

The LMA League One Manager Of The Year award went to Shrewsbury's Paul Hurst, whose team finished third behind Blackburn and champions Wigan.

"We achieved more points in this time than Stoke, Southampton, Huddersfield, West Brom and Bournemouth and the same as Leicester".

"I thought we put in a fantastic, professional performance, which is what I demanded before the game and credit to the guys".

That established a new mark for a 38-game campaign, beating the previous 31-goal record he shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

'We ended up dropping a recreation that I assumed we presumably ought to have received however the larger image clearly was to verify we obtained the job executed, ' mentioned the Welshman.