Manchester City have scored more than a century of goals for a seventh consecutive season. in fact. For context, that feat hasn’t been achieved since Manchester United did it for nine in a row between 2004/05 and 2012/13 – incidentally the last season they won the Premier League.
Let’s be serious for a minute: Manchester City aren’t actually that bad this season as the stat suggest.
At their lowest ebb since Pep Guardiola’s tenure hit full swing, they remain on course for a strong 80 point or more finish, and have lost just five games in 24.
Prior to their draw with Crystal Palace, they had won five competitive matches on the bounce, scoring 17 and conceding just four.
Sure, by their own mighty standards, they’ve fallen some way short, and are being left in the dust by a Liverpool team who are just being silly. In the context of the Premier League and indeed in Europe, however, they are still a very good side and a match for anyone on their day.
If by nothing else, that is evidenced by the stupendous amount of goals they are scoring. Their 65 in the league is the highest in the division by a considerable distance, and in thrashing Fulham during the week, they hit 100 in all competitions.