The Premier League season ended on the highest note for this Manchester City XI. They have done something that has not been achieved in 10 years, they were able to retain the league.

Liverpool have been an outstanding competitor all season, but this Manchester City side proved why they have to be considered the greatest Premier League team ever. The argument against them last season was that they have not been consistent, well this season they got the second most points ever, just two behind the 100 last season.

Manchester City started as slow as they have done in recent weeks, which they can be forgiven for because of the amount of high-pressured games that have played in the past two years. Three times a week, every week.

Brighton scored from a corner as Glenn Murray was able to beat Ederson to the ball and head it in the near post. It would have been nervy for Manchester City fans, but Sergio Aguero received the ball from an excellent touch from David Silva and finished through Matt Ryan’s legs.

Aymeric Laporte was able to rise the highest and head the ball downwards towards the goal from a superb Riyad Mahrez corner. The Algerian was fantastic all game, and soon proved the majority of Man City fans who groaned when they saw his name why he started.

It was his third goal that will give him the headlines and confidence because it was what he can do. He sat Lewis Dunk down by dragging the ball back, before unleashing a rocket into the top right corner.

The final goal was a fine Ilkay Gundogan free-kick that bent around the wall and made it 4-1 to Man City.

Here’s how I rated the Manchester City players: