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Pep Guardiola says Man City can't 'improve numbers' next season

Pep Guardiola says Man City can't 'improve numbers' next season

After his brilliant debut campaign, in which he won both Premier League and Carabao Cup medals, City have wasted no time in extending his current deal by a further two years, meaning he is contracted to the club until 2025.

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.

After the high of signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January, the North London side failed to secure a single point on the road in 2018 until their final day win at Huddersfield. Manchester City remained the team to beat in England at the moment.

Star man: Wayne Rooney led the way in the goals column (10, all of which we scored before Christmas), but just about every statistical metric available pegged him as one of Everton's worst-rated players this season.

A dramatic 94th-minute victor from Gabriel Jesus gave Premier League champions Manchester City a 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday to ensure they became the first team ever to reach 100 points in an English top-flight season.

Manchester City's Leroy Sane (L) holds a flare during a bus parade to celebrate their English Premier League title win, in Manchester.

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City took their first record as early as December, when a 2-1 win in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford saw them equal the record of 13 consecutive wins achieved by Arsenal in 2001-02 and by Chelsea last season.

"We had a few more chances today, it's fantastic that Mo Salah could break the record and Dom and Robertson could score". United ruleBut the Red Devils were on TV more often than City, 28 to 26, which helped them pick up more cash from the Premier League.

"We ended up losing a game I thought we possibly should have won but the bigger picture, clearly, was to make sure we got the job done".

"To be fair they could do worse than maybe have him for a season to sort out the culture in there".

"That is going to happen. He has done unbelievable this year and he looks like a great player and we'll see if we can both continue it next season". "That will not be important".


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