"I think [Virgil] van Dijk has helped them a lot to be more consistent in the defensive department, especially in the box, and (there is) the quality up front and the quality in the way they play". Guardiola said after the game.
Manchester City's Premier League dominance was reflected in the assists charts, where Kevin De Bruyne led a lockout of the top four places by the champions.
The final-day "miracle" that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal required didn't happen, with the Welsh club losing 2-1 to Stoke to end its seven-year stay in the league and ensure Southampton stayed up.
Though Southampton could still have been relegated today mathematically, Saints fans knew their team's survival was all but guaranteed and there was a party atmosphere for much of the game at St. Mary's, made even better as news filtered in of Swansea's defeat to Stoke.
Champions Manchester City became the first club to amass 100 Premier League points after Gabriel Jesus scored a dramatic stoppage-time victor at Southampton. It is a day for celebration on the blue side of Manchester - though Guardiola will most likely already be preparing for his side's title defence next season.
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They were runaway leaders for most of the season and won the league in style, blowing teams away with their intense and expansive brand of football.
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. Chelsea is off to the Europa League, and in poor form ahead of next week's FA Cup Final against Manchester United.
The theme of strong Saints defending continued in the second-half, and City would go the close through winger Sterling; his fierce strike cannoning off the post following their first real opening of the match.
Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League - the lowest under Wenger, who will stay working.
City will celebrate on the streets of Manchester on Monday with an open-top bus parade.