The records continued to tumble as champions Manchester City became the first Premier League club to reach 100 points in a season after Gabriel Jesus’s late winner at St Mary’s.
The 1-0 victory over Southampton took them to 32 wins for the season, with 106 goals scored and just 27 conceded.
But a closer look at the final table reveals that of their 100 points, half were claimed at home and half away from the Etihad – a truly remarkable statistic.
There appeared to be no advantage for clubs playing at home against City, as Pep Guardiola’s side won 16, drew two and lost just once on their travels.
Their solitary away defeat in the league was the 4-3 reverse at Anfield on January 14, Liverpool effectively earning the ‘bogey team’ tag after also eliminating them in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Only City themselves and Arsenal scored more goals at home than City managed away, and rather worryingly for their opponents, Guardiola insists they can improve.
“100 points, still I cannot believe it. 100 points is a massive achievement,” said the City boss. “When you analyse the numbers I would say we can’t improve the numbers, no.
“In terms of playing football, yes, because the players can do better. The manager as well, in a group, in a team, we can do better.”
City will parade the Premier League trophy and the Carabao Cup in an open-top bus tour through the streets of Manchester on Monday night.
"I believe that when one day I look back, certainly I will be very proud of what I have done."-Arsene Wenger pic.twitter.com/LY0pkK8Gh7— Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) April 21, 2018
Passion, respect and success- that is what Arsene Wenger is all about. Thank u for what you've done for us at @Arsenal and the football world. ⚽️ I'm grateful for everything you've taught me & all the trust you've put in me no matter how difficult the situation was.Merci Boss! pic.twitter.com/2KyoLyWrVT— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 20, 2018