Are Manch­ester City Premier League’s best ever team?

The Sunday Guardian - - Sports -

It was af­ter an ex­tremely rare Manch­ester City low point in this sea­son of ex­cep­tional highs, when Pep Guardi­ola was “driv­ing him­self up the wall” about how they got elim­i­nated from the Cham­pi­ons League by Liver­pool, that the play­ers re­alised they now needed to do some­thing to prop­erly sym­bol­ise just how great they’d been.

They have em­phat­i­cally done that, and may yet go fur­ther. Break­ing the goals record stands as tes­ta­ment to their claim as the Premier League’s great­est ever at­tack­ing team, while break­ing the points record will stand as their pri­mary achieve­ment, what will in­stantly be brought up when their qual­ity is re­counted. They have over­taken Chelsea 2004-05 in more than one way.

To claim the 100 points, then, would be the gold-stan­dard feat to prop­erly em­boss their cam­paign in the way Ar­se­nal’s un­de­feated league sea­son was.

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