Manchester City secured three more Premier League records on Wednesday night thanks to their 3-1 victory against Brighton, securing the most goals, wins and points in a single campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side have now picked up 97 points, along with 31 victories and 105 goals, with one game still remaining against Southampton on the final day of the season.
Guardiola is now targeting the 100-point mark for his side, as they prepare for the Saints on Sunday. Find out what he had to say in the video below.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed club captain Michael Carrick as a “great man” and promised he will start Sunday’s Premier League match against Watford at Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old midfielder, who joined the Red Devils from Tottenham in 2006, will retire at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching position.
He has made just one league appearance this season as his playing career winds down but will be afforded one last home outing.
Before Carrick’s Old Trafford swansong on the final weekend of the league season, United have a Thursday night game at West Ham.
Mourinho will be without Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, who has picked up a muscle problem, but Alexis Sanchez is fit after missing the defeat by Brighton last Friday.
Lukaku gave an optimistic update on Tuesday about his prospects of recovering from an ankle injury in time for the FA Cup final, and Mourinho said: “That’s what we try.”
The United boss will be able to call on former England man Carrick against Watford.
The Portuguese said: “He will start the last match. Old Trafford, last match of the Premier League, our captain in front of our fans.
“The most important quality is to be a man – MAN capitals. He’s a proper man. Football is not full of them, and not just football, society’s not full of them, so when you find one of them, you have to value and you have to keep.
“In this case, it’s not about me, it’s about the club. The club had a great man for many, many years playing football and now when his body says it’s enough, the club and myself we want to keep the man.
“Of course he has qualities that we believe can make him a good coach and there are many ways to do the bridge between player and coaching staff. In this case we decided it’s just to change the shirts, to change dressing rooms and offices and to stop being a player and to be an assistant.
“I think the way I work with my assistants, I give them very good conditions for their evolution and I think Michael can be very positive for us.”
Yaya Toure bade farewell to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records in a routine 3-1 win over Brighton.
Veteran midfielder Toure was made captain for his final home appearance and goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho, cancelling out a Leonardo Ulloa effort, ensured he finished on the winning side.
Records tumbled as City took their goals tally for the campaign to 105, their points total to 97 and their number of wins to 31, eclipsing previous best marks set by Chelsea.
Leroy Sane also shone, setting up all three goals, but the occasion belonged to Toure as the club celebrated the Ivorian’s outstanding service over the past eight years.