Manchester City continued to break records on a memorable night at the Etihad Stadium, which saw the fans and team bid farewell to club legend Yaya Touré.
That may have made some people overlook what the 3-1 win over Brighton meant, as three more records were broken by Pep Guardiola’s Shark Team – all of them having previously been held by Chelsea.
City’s victory made them the outright holder of the most wins in a single season record on 31 wins, having previously been tied with Chelsea on 30.
The three goals meant City overtook Chelsea’s record of 103 goals in a single season, with City now on 105 and a fixture still remaining.
And City smashed Chelsea’s record of most points in a season, with the win taking them to 97, two points more than Chelsea’s previous record of 95.
City can become Centurions with a win over Southampton at the weekend by hitting 100 points. A win at St Mary’s would also break two other records – most away wins in a season and most away points in a season.
City’s +78 goal difference will also break the previous best of +71 – yet another Chelsea record – once the season is officially over.
Another record that isn’t totally out of reach is the biggest points winning margin. That is held by Manchester United who won the league in 1999/2000 by 18 points, and are currently 20 behind City. United have a game in hand can still hold on to that record if they get the right results.
Books may be written about this team and this season in future, but for now one more match remains for Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking, double-winning Manchester City side of 2017/18.
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