Manchester City equal 59-year-old record with win vs Crystal Palace

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City today equalled a remarkable record set by Blackburn Rovers in the 1958-59 season.

Clash

The Citizens went head-to-head with struggling Palace at the Etihad this afternoon, with the two sides on markedly differing runs of form.

The former had won 7 of their 8 matches in all competition this season, scoring goals for fun and finally starting to keep regular clean sheets.

Palace, meanwhile, had yet to pick up a point or even score a goal in the Premier League, and had already sacked Frank De Boer to introduce Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.

Demolition

And proceedings in Manchester this afternoon went pretty much as expected based on form, with goals from Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling (2), Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph seeing the home side run out comfortable 5-0 victors.

Crystal Palace became the only side to have failed to score a goal in Europe’s top five leagues this season in the process, while City equalled a rather remarkable record of their own.

Having notched 5 goals versus Liverpool two weeks ago, 6 at Watford last weekend, and then 5 more today, the Citizens became the first English side since Blackburn Rovers in the 1958-59 campaign to score 5 or more goals in three consecutive English top-flight matches in the same season. (Stat via OptaJoe)

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