Manchester City equal near 60 year record from 1958-59 after thrashing Crystal Palace

Sergio Agüero is now just one goal away from equaling Eric Brook as Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer, and two away from becoming the clear holder of that title, but in the meantime City are entering the record books for other reasons.

According to Opta, today’s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace means the Blues are the first team to score 5+ goals in three consecutive top-flight games in the same season since Blackburn in the 1958/59 season.

City’s next league game is against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, so it’s unlikely it will go any further, but it is a sign of just how free-scoring Pep Guardiola’s side have been of late. The last five results have been 5-0, 4-0, 6-1, 2-1 and 5-0, with only Tony Pulis’ West Brom managing to reign in City somewhat (and that was a weakened City side).

Big challenges await with Shakhtar Donetsk arriving in Manchester to face City on Tuesday after upsetting Napoli in the first round of Champions League games. And then next weekend there is the trip to Chelsea ahead of the international break, which may be the toughest test yet of City’s title credentials.

So far, so good though…

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