"I think we played unbelievable football".
Stoke's 2-1 win at Swansea, in a match between two teams already sure to go down, sent the Baggies to the bottom of the table.
The majority of the City first-team squad were there to celebrate, including Yaya Toure, who will be leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Just last season Chelsea set a record mark by winning 30 of their 38 Premier League games.
Man City reached 100 points on Sunday in a final day victory over Southampton thanks to a late Gabriel Jesus strike, their 106th goal of the season. Me and my players were on the limits, we did the maximum that we could.More news: 55 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move
"I need to give myself a shake because I'm a little bit flat because I felt we should have won this game against the champions", said Hughes, after City had beaten Saints with an injury-time goal for the second time this season.
"It means the club is happy with my work, they trust me, and I hope to meet their expectations on the pitch and bring a lot of joy to the fans". Not only must Manchester City ensure that Guardiola is never starved off the kind of players the Spaniard prefers to work with, but the club should also be wary of complacency, especially if they wish to scale the European summit.
"Then you have the midfield, where James Milner is not getting any younger, and I'm still not convinced that Jordan Henderson is a good enough, or aware enough, to be a part of Liverpool's spine".
There had been a slim chance that Chelsea could leapfrog the Merseysiders if they won, Liverpool lost and there was a huge swing in goal difference - but Antonio Conte's side suffered a humiliating loss at Newcastle.
After the high of signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January, the North London side failed to secure a single point on the road in 2018 until their final day win at Huddersfield.