It has been a simply sensational season by Manchester City, and now, with a game to spare, Pep Guardiola’s men have smashed through three Premier League records.
Having finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy for the third time in six years, something which the vast majority of us knew would happen since before Christmas, it has all been about breaking records.
While many teams would have lowered their intensity a long time ago, Guardiola’s men seem just as driven as they were at the start of the season, and racked up their latest victory on Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory against Brighton.
Danilo fired the champions ahead 16 minutes in, in what was Yaya Toure’s final game as a City player, but the lead lasted just four minutes as Leonardo Ulloa equalised after Claudio Bravo made the latest in his long list of errors.
Bernardo Silva restored City’s lead on 34 minutes before Fernandinho wrapped up the points with a third on 72 minutes.
The victory saw City break three Premier League records all in the space of the same game. They become the first English side to win 31 games in a 38-game top-flight season and moves them onto a record 97 points with one game remaining.
The previous record was set back in 2004/05 when Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea achieved 95. Guardiola will be hoping his players ensure they become the first team to ever hit 100 points in a season during their final fixture against Southampton at the weekend.
Their three goals against the Seagulls also takes the Cityzens to 105 goals for the season, beating the previous record set in 2009/10 which was again set by Chelsea after they had scored 103.
While they have broken almost every record possible, defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United have left the slightest of clouds hanging over their season, with many asking who has been the best Premier League side in history? This Man City side, the great Manchester United sides under Sir Alex, or Arsene Wenger’s invincibles?