The Premier League put a bow on its remarkable season with a 100-point flourish from Man City, and a new single-season scoring mark.
Guardiola introduced youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden late on, ensuring both players have registered five appearances to earn a Premier League medal - with Foden becoming the youngest ever victor at 17 years and 350 days old.
Since the highest goal scorer and the keeper with the highest number of clean sheets are given the golden boot and golden glove at the end of each season. "But the second half was much better". Mohamed Salah scored one of the goals, taking the Egyptian to a league-high 32 goals for the campaign - the most in a 38-game Premier League season.
It also waved goodbye to Arsene Wenger, at least at Arsenal.
"All the records we've broken, it's a outcome of the way we played".
Liverpool ended up in fourth place for the second straight season.
Carrick, who is unlikely to be picked for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea and will assume a coaching role at United next season, was treated to a guard of honour by both teams before kick off and received a standing ovation from the fans.
Pep Guardiola even sprinted down the touchline to celebrate.
However, Badou Ndiaye quickly levelled before Peter Crouch gave already relegated Stoke a first win since January to leapfrog West Brom into 19th.
They did take the lead through midfielder Andy King, leading to optimistic chants of "we want 10" from home supporters. Guardiola said. "When you win for 100 points it's something special for the club".
The 24-year-old, who is set to battle out with Roma's Allison for the No. 1 spot with Brazil at this summer's World Cup, signed a six-year deal when he moved from the Portuguese Champions but his new contract will now have seven years remaining on it.