#ItTakesObsession – It is no longer news that Manchester City FC have been crowned Champions of England with a stunning performance all season and this can be credited to Pep’s obsession with beautiful football. It is not also news that Pep Guardiola’s side smashed a lot of premier league records this season. What is news now is that they could even break more records when the travel to Southampton for their final fixture on Sunday. Specifically, they could become the first team to finish the season with 100 points.
The Citizens showed their intention to win the league from the blast of the very first whistle, emerging 2-nil winners over Brighton. Even they played a one all draw with Everton in match day 2, they went on to record 18 consecutive wins in their next 18 games, defeating Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in the process.
Stepping into the New Year, still unbeaten, many premier league fans and journalists had written all other teams off, surrendering the league to Manchester City.
On January 14, 2018, Pep Guardiola’s men needed to reaffirm their position with an interesting feature at Anfield but they received a setback, losing 4:3 to rivals Liverpool.
They picked themselves up again, going on to remain unbeaten till April 7 when they faced noisy neighbours, Manchester United. A win at that game would have automatically confirmed City as champions but the party was delayed, after giving up a two goal lead to lose 3-2.
However 8 days later, West Bromwich Albion handed Manchester City the league after beating Manchester United 1:0 with 5 more games to go, equalling the record of earliest title win, set by Manchester United in 2000/2001.
City’s 18-game winning run from August to December was the longest ever in the English top flight, pre-dating even the Premier League era. Along the way, they amassed a record-equalling 11 successive away wins, a feat previously achieved by Chelsea in 2008.
Furthermore, Guardiola was named the Premier League’s top boss in September, October, November and December, the first man ever to win four successive manager of the month awards.
Manchester City also broke Chelsea’s record of 95 points in a single season set in 2004-05. City are now on 97, meaning the first-ever 100-point haul remains possible with three points at St Mary’s on Sunday.
City have now scored 105 goals, breaking the previous record of 103 set by Chelsea in their 2009-10 title-winning campaign. Only three teams have passed 100, with City and Liverpool scoring 102 and 101 respectively in 2013-14, so City are the first club to achieve the feat twice.
Again, Chelsea’s record of 30 wins set last season only lasted a year as City’s victory over Brighton was their 31st. If they win their remaining game at Southampton they will surpass the Blues’ 2004-05 record of 15 wins on the road.
Still not over, City’s goalkeeper, Ederson on Thursday made the Guinness World Record of the highest drop-kick in football which was measured at an incredible 75.35 metres.
Apparently, not winning the Champions league and the FA Cup may not be big disappointments to Pep Guardiola and his boys as they had an amazing season, winning the league, setting and breaking records and winning the Football League Cup.
Hopefully, next season won’t be different. They’ve still got the arsenal to reach higher heights next season.
Still in the celebration mood, many of Manchester city sponsors/partners have been showering them with encomium from around the world, but Tecno mobile take it a bit serious by launching a social media campaign so that fans can win the newly launched Camon X PRO
See how to win HERE