Confirmed line-ups for Premier league final day clash v Southampton

Florence Fletcher
May 14, 2018

Champions Manchester City finished the season on a record 100 points after Gabriel Jesus scored with nearly the final touch against Southampton, who secured Premier League survival despite losing.

The Swans needed to beat Stoke City and have a ten goal swing against Southampton to secure their spot in the Premier League for next term, but lost 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

By matching rivals Manchester United's result on the final day of the season, they maintained their 19-point winning margin - the biggest in the Premier League era, overtaking a benchmark that has stood for 18 years.

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

Liverpool ended up in fourth place for the second straight season. Ayoze Perez scored twice and Jonjo Shelvey also scored to clinch a Top Ten finish for the Magpies, who were in a relegation battle deep into the season.

Jenkins was conspicuous by his absence from his customary seat in the directors' box but that did not prevent Swansea supporters urging Jenkins to "get out of our club" from the first minute.

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However, Badou Ndiaye quickly levelled before Peter Crouch gave already relegated Stoke a first win since January to leapfrog West Brom into 19th.

"The news came out this week, it was not real what people said", he told reporters. I need time to think, talk with my family and friends, we will talk again and then take a decision.

City left it to virtually the last kick of its last match to reach the magical 100-point barrier.

City eventually broke the deadlock in the third minute of stoppage time as Jesus latched onto a pass from De Bruyne before slotting past McCarthy to make it a century of Premier League points in 2017/18.

"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".

City will celebrate on the streets of Manchester on Monday with an open-top bus parade.

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