Ultimately, a spectacular 94th minute goal by Gabriel Jesus that sealed City's 1-0 win and secured their landmark 100-point season proved irrelevant to the Saints because Swansea's defeat by Stoke City meant they were safe anyway.
Southampton can now relax and hopefully look forward to a much stronger campaign in August after what will be an interesting summer of in-comings and out-goings. The victory helped move the 2017/18 champions to the magical 100 point mark for the campaign.
"We didn't play flawless for 38 games but most of the time we were so good", Guardiola added.
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"But we were focused, and at the end, an excellent pass from Kevin and unbelievable finish from Gabriel made the difference and achieved that record".
Even adjusting the old two points for a win to the current three, Liverpool, who enjoyed the previous highest tally in 1978-79, would only have amassed 98 points that season - and that was over a 42-game season.
"When you analyse the numbers, I would say we can't improve the numbers, no. All of the competitions, but for me the Champions League is without a doubt a very special competition for us, and it is my dream to win it in Manchester City's shirt!" We have finished the way we deserved to finish. "What we have done this season, for all the staff, Mikel, his contribution, was outstanding, amazing". You can always improve individual players. "We didn't play 38 games perfectly but most of the time we were better than our opponents". "But in terms of playing football, yes".
Gabriel Jesus grabbed the only goal deep in injury time to give Manchester City the win at Southampton, who nevertheless stayed up. But this is Guardiola's City.
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Another set-piece would then produce a second opening for the Saints as a free-kick found its way to Wesley Hoedt at the back-post, but he could only drag a low effort into the side-netting. "It was such a hard game, they defended very well".
Southampton applied the early pressure when Jack Stephen's shot forced a save from a Claudio Bravo before Dusan Tadic's header went over the top. If I had to choose, I would go for De Bruyne but it's so close.
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