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EPL champions Manchester City ended the season with 100 points following a 1-0 away victory over Southampton, while runners-up Manchester United defeated 14th-placed Watford 1-0. Assorted "Einsteins", including Guardiola himself, are already predicting the champions will not have it all their own way next season, basing their assumption on the notion that at least one team among the chasing posse will regroup, invest, improve and mount a serious challenge.

While compelling arguments can be made for awarding a number of different bosses the accolade of manager of the season, it would seem churlish to overlook the man who masterminded one team's canter to the title. All they need is a catchy name to be remembered by.

Sergio Aguero's incredible performance this season has been largely overshadowed by the stunning performances of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah but the Argentinian's lethal scoring record has been one of the main reasons behind Manchester City's dominance, especially in the crucial middle part of the season.

At the other end, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Swansea were relegated, each of them trying a change of manager but failing to survive as all three promoted sides - Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield - avoided the immediate drop back into the Championship.

But the field will strengthen over the summer.

"No disrespect to Arsene because he's a fabulous, fabulous manager as we all know".

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I think our game plan worked very well so the manager deserves a lot credit for that". He said: 'It's a big club, history and tradition and you need big players.

Salah, who was named EPL Player of the Season earlier on Sunday, netted the goal 26 minutes into the match, and Dejan Lovren added a second goal 14 minutes later.

Worse was to follow for Guardiola on Merseyside, as a 3-0 first-leg defeat put the Champions League quarter-final beyond his team, who were beaten 2-1 by in the return. The club has been playing exceptional football all season long. "The team is very good together and that's why it's been so special".

City dominated the Premier League this term and broke a number of records on their way to the title.

Most wins: Antonio Conte's Chelsea record of 30 wins lasted only one season, with City bringing up their 32nd victory of the season at Southampton on the final day. Achieved. Their next appearance in 2014-15 was also not that memorable, as they once again crashed out after finishing 19th with 33 points.

"The next evolution? You will certainly have a European league over the weekends", Wenger said. "I admire him because [City midfielder Ilkay] Gundogan was with him, [Bayern striker Robert] Lewandowski was with him and every player speaks so well about him - as a manager and a human being".

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