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Premier League 2017/18 surprises and records at the end of the season

Premier League 2017/18 brings surprises and records at the end of the season no one ever expected. Manchester City won the Premier League with record margins of points, whereas Arsenal and Chelsea both finishes outside of top four. Three established Premier League clubs; Swansea City, Stoke City, and West Brom got relegated whereas all three of the promoted sides  – Newcastle United, Brighton, and Huddersfield manages to stay at the top flight.

Manchester City won the Premier League 2017/18 accumulating 100 points on the points table. It’s a new record in Premier League. They also recorded a new margin of points table to their nearest rival. The previous best was 18 points, but City clinches the title with 19 points difference to second-placed Manchester United. They also set a new record scoring 106 goals and grabbing most points (50 points) in their away games. They registered the most wins in a single season with 32 victories, with equal shares of home and away victories.

Manchester United finishes second with 81 points but they still find their name in the history book. They become the first side to win every game in which they scored first with 21 victories.

Tottenham Hotspur finishes ahead of all London clubs for the first time since 1994/95 season. They registered a dramatic 5-4 victory over Leicester City on the final day to finish third on the points table and qualify for Europe for the third successive season.

Liverpool finished fourth but they have a number of records to their name to cheer themselves up. They end their Premier League 2017/18 campaign unbeaten at home (Anfield) qualifying for Champions League place finishing fourth on the points table. Their debutant star forward, Mohamed Salah grabbed the Premier League Golden Boot with his 32 strikes, highest in 38 games Premier League season by a player.

Chelsea – the defending champion finished fifth on the points table and will happy to happy with Europa League football next season. Rafa Benitez led promoted Newcastle side beat Blues 3-0 in their last match, which could have earned them the Champions League spot if they have won and Liverpool loses against Brighton.

Arsenal finished sixth, their lowest finish since Arsene Wenger took charge of the North Londoners. Gunners’ boss is also saying goodbye to his 22 years career with the club. It’s absolutely not a good farewell for the outgoing manager who has given the club everything.

 Burnley finished seventh, their best finish in English top-flight football since 1973/74. Sean Dyche side will enter the second qualifying round of Europa League to prove their mettle in Europe’s second tier. It will be their first competitive football in European games in last 50 years.

Everton finishes eighth on the points table despite making big changes in their squad. Leicester wasn’t able to weave the magic, they weaved two seasons ago. They finished ninth on the points table.

A big surprise came in Newcastle United. Rafa Benitez modest side finishes in top half of the table after earning promotion to Premier League again. It was all possible because of the faith of Benitez in his team and determination to achieve big with an average squad. Newcastle United 3-0 victory over Chelsea on the final day was cherry on top for the Magpies’ fans.

There were three teams who finish with the same points on point table. 10th place Newcastle United, 11th place Crystal Place, and 12th place Bournemouth; all finishes with 44 points.

Newcastle, Brighton, and Huddersfield – all of the three promoted side survived at the top flight. Their survival led to the relegation of three established Premier League sides.

Swansea, Stoke City, and West Brom Albion relegated to the EFL Championship finishing 18th, 19th, and 20th on the points table. There was also not a good sign for Southampton as they finished 17th on the points table. Saints were used to top 10 finishes in recent years but management change didn’t help the St. Mary’s based club.

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