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ELATION: Jubilant scenes against Southampton as City's number seven grabs victory in spectacular fashion for the second time in a week

ELATION: Jubilant scenes against Southampton as City's number seven grabs victory in spectacular fashion for the second time in a week

Record-breaking, revolutionary and royally remarkable... Manchester City's incredible 2017/18 campaign.

There are not enough superlatives to describe the Premier League Centurions' sensational accomplishments and there are countless unforgettable memories to recall.

Though seemingly the toughest of asks, our City journalists have been tasked with selecting their favourite moment of the season... What did they pick?

David Clayton: Gabriel Jesus v Southampton

In a season of a 100 moments or more, picking just one is nigh on impossible.

I didn’t realise just what an incredible team goal Leroy Sane’s was against Arsenal until I watched it on Match of the Day’s recent Goal of the Season shortlist.

Watching it back was definitely a ‘wow’ moment – it was one of the best goals I’ve ever seen and even if the finish was a scuffed effort, what went before it was breath-taking.

Yet that’s not the one for me.

Nor is the Kevin De Bruyne winner at Chelsea when we beat the reigning champions in their own backyard fairly comfortably.

No, the moment I’ll go for was, ironically, pretty much the last kick of the season.

De Bruyne floats a ball over to Gabriel Jesus and the Brazilian does the rest, lobbing the keeper to send the travelling Blues crazy.

It was the way the players, fans and the bench reacted that sticks in the memory – reaching 100 points in added time on the final day when we’d won the title weeks before and could have been ‘on the beach’ mentally.

It was all about seeing the job through and never letting up, even right to the final kick of what had been a thrilling yet exhausting campaign. Proper champions stuff.

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Rob Pollard: Gabriel Jesus v Southampton

The best moment was saved for the very end: Gabriel Jesus’ winner at Southampton that secured an incredible 100 points in the Premier League.

City specialise in last-day drama, from Paul Dickov’s goal at Wembley in ’99 to Sergio Aguero ending a 44-year wait for a title deep into stoppage time against QPR in 2012.

And the Brazilian added to our compendium of dramatic finishes with a lob over Alex McCarthy’s head to make City Centurions.

What a season. What a finish.

In close second, was there a more crucial goal this season than Raheem Sterling's dramatic 97th-minute winner at Bournemouth?

City’s performances in the first two games of the campaign – a win at Brighton and a draw at home to Everton – were below par.

And once again we weren’t at our best in the third game away at Bournemouth. With the score at 1-1 deep into stoppage time, it looked as though City were going to end up with five points from a possible nine. Not a great start.

But Sterling scored in injury time to spark scenes of delirium on the bench and in the away end. It was the catalyst for an incredible, record-breaking 18-game winning run that set City up for Premier League and Carabao Cup success.

It was by no means a beautiful goal, but it was a hugely significant moment.

EVERY ANGLE: Sterling v Bournemouth

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Caroline Oatway: Raheem Sterling v Southampton

Perhaps not *the* most significant moment of the season but certainly one of the most enjoyed.

So much so that press box etiquette flew out of the window for myself and my colleagues!

City looked to have surrendered a precious victory – and our remarkable winning run – when Southampton visited the Etihad Stadium in November, as Oriol Romelu cancelled out Nicolas Otamendi’s opener on 75 minutes.

It looked to be a frustrating afternoon for Guardiola’s side but Sterling, who had already bagged late winners against Bournemouth and Huddersfield to earn the moniker of ‘City’s saviour’, had other ideas and snatched all three points with a delicious curling effort deep into stoppage time, once again igniting an outpouring of elation.

Surrounded by a crescendo of noise as the City faithful celebrated, the winger sprinted the length of the pitch, screaming and trailed by his teammates before the squad gathered in the South Stand-Colin Bell corner to huddle and enjoy the moment together. Even Benjamin Mendy – sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury – hobbled across to join in, while Guardiola admitted afterwards he could not catch up!

The victory lifted the Blues eight points clear atop the Premier League table and issued a real statement of our title credentials, proving this City side had the personality and mental strength to match its flair.

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