Pep Guardiola and Manchester City broke the record for reaching 500 goals fastest in the Premier League. City thrashed Leeds United 7-0 for their worst Premier League defeat until now. While Manchester City are leading the Premier League table by 4 points now. Moreover, Pep Guardiola is also the fastest manager to reach 500 goals in the Premier League in 207 matches.
This record was previously held by Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side. The Reds scored 500 goals in just 234 matches under the German manager. Moreover, City also scored their 800th and 801st goals under Guardiola in all competitions. Manchester City have previously broken a lot of records and these are just 2 of them.
Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Marez, John Stones, and Nathan Ake all found the back of the net against Leeds. City were in complete control at halftime by leading 3-0 at the break. Furthermore, Leeds only had 3 shots on target in turn of City’s 16 shots on target.
The first goal by Foden in the eighth minute broke the record for reaching the fastest 500 goals in just 207 matches. Whereas John Stones and Nathan Ake scored the last two goals which were also the 800th and 801st goals of City under Guardiola in all competitions.
What does this record by Guardiola and his side mean?
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have been rampant on many occasions before. This record shows how City have come far under Guardiola as a team. Moreover, City are always challenging for the title and they also mostly have the highest goal difference in the league. Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League three times and with that other domestic cups also. However, the only thing that remains is the UEFA Champions League. This record can help them build confidence while entering the last 16 of UCL.
Manchester City are looking forward to winning their fourth Premier League title under Guardiola. This record shows how dangerous they have been on the ball and very solid defensively for keeping clean sheets. Guardiola has revolutionized Manchester City and made them into a side which many teams fear across Europe. This record by Guardiola signifies that how much City wants to win trophies and excel, and are willing to challenge any team to any extent to do so.
Manchester City are leading the Premier League by 4 points above Liverpool. However, the Reds have one match in their hand that can restore the gap to one point. This season the title challenge is looking very strong among Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea. City must now build on this moment to strengthen their title charge.
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