EPL: Guardiola reveals team that will challenge Man City next season

EPL: Guardiola reveals team that will challenge Man City next season

The only two spots left for grabs was the final Champions League place between Liverpool and Chelsea and the final relegation place that Southampton and Swansea are trying to avoid.

If Liverpool had lost to Brighton, they would not have missed out on the top four as a result of Chelsea's 3-0 loss at Newcastle. "I speak to the owners and they ask me to work next season even if we do not know what will happen".

They also broke the league record for the most wins in a single season - 31.

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle is the third player to score both home and away against Chelsea in the Premier League this season after Huddersfield's Laurent Depoitre and Roberto Pereyra of Watford.

Saints looked to have secured the draw but, with virtually the final kick of the game, Jesus produced a flawless lobbed finish to spark wild City celebrations.

Warding off interest that is sure to come for Mohamed Salah after a remarkable 44-goal season is paramount if Liverpool are to challenge for the title next season.

They began the second period camped in the hosts' half, albeit continuing to lack a goal threat, epitomised by captain Fernandinho somehow volleying against the scoreboard on the top of the stand from 12 yards out.

And Lambert's side forged ahead before the interval, Crouch stooping to head in a cross from Lasse Sorenson, the youngest player to start a Premier League game for Stoke at 18 years, 204 days.

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Stoke's 2-1 win against Swansea also helped the matter and ultimately reduced the stress for the Saints fans for much of the afternoon.

Guardiola's side swept aside nearly all the teams stacked before them during this season's record-breaking title-winning campaign, but the Reds have beaten them in recent meetings.

Arsenal are set for the biggest change of all as after 22 years in charge, Arsene Wenger has stepped aside as manager. Arsenal already knew they were finishing sixth while Huddersfield Town was already safe from relegation but it was important to send Le Prof out a victor and they did just that.

Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League - the lowest under Wenger, who will stay working.

At the wrong end, West Brom finished bottom and Stoke beat Swansea, as all three sides ended up in the Championship.

With just seconds remaining on the clock, it seemed Southampton were about to clinch an impressive draw to end the season on a high note.

Finding the right replacement for Conte should he go is Chelsea's top priority and the right candidate could be chosen with an eye to finally bring through some of the side that won a fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup final last month.

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