Ederson signs new seven-year Manchester City deal

Share

Add that to Paul Dickov's equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Gillingham in the infamous Division Two playoff final in 1999 and it seems like City only ever make their landmark moments with seconds to spare.

The 47-year-old also became the first City manager to win the award - handed to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte last season - after Roberto Mancini (2012) and Manuel Pellegrini (2014) missed out despite winning the Premier League.

They began the second period camped in the hosts' half, albeit continuing to lack a goal threat, epitomised by captain Fernandinho somehow volleying against the scoreboard on the top of the stand from 12 yards out. Numbers are numbers, but the way we played. The teams that will replace them in the EPL for the 2018/19 season are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City.

That's why reaching a century of points was so important. It's been an entertaining season which ended with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City standing triumphant holding the trophy aloft. We won 50 points at home and 50 away. Manchester United, struggling with post-Fergie blues, haven't been the force they used to be with.

The scary thing is, they'll probably be even better next season.

Certainly there were Managers who did great jobs throughout the season. Guardiola's City set the record last season with an average 64 percent possession per match, but they smashed that this season with their average at around 71 percent. That's worth shouting about.


Liverpool have clinched the EPL's final Champions League spot, Swansea's relegation was confirmed and champions Manchester City finished with 100 points on a goal-packed final day of the season. "Because the players can do better, the manager as well, in a group, in a team we can do better". Some times the money has been spent in a way to improve the side and for some, like Tottenham, it hasn't. Chelsea lost 0-3 to Newcastle United to finish fifth with 70 points - five behind Liverpool, reports Efe.

Manager Pep Guardiola demands his 'keepers have the ability to launch attacks from deep with the composure and vision of outfield players.

Those who questioned whether Guardiola could cut it in England after a hit-and-miss first season must be eating their words.

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

Manchester is home to be best clubs of the 2017/18 EPL season. Their achievement is magnified when you realise that City have dropped just 14 points across six games since August. However, considering the European ambitions of the Sheikh Mansour-owned club, Guardiola has a more arduous task at hand. They will now sit alongside the Manchester United team that won the Treble in 1999 under Sir Alex Ferguson and the Arsenal "Invincibles" who went the whole season unbeaten under Arsene Wenger.

Share