Man City set best goals record in over 125 years
Pep Guardiola guided Manchester City to a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday which means City have won all eight games they’ve played since the Spaniard took charge in summer. Resultantly, they have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points before they head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Guardiola is enjoying his best-ever start in a managerial position. Five straight Premier League triumphs has put them clear at the top of the table, while they kicked their Champions League campaign off in style with a 4-0 over Borussia Monchengladbach, after beating Steaua Bucharest and away in their qualifying play-off.
Having now netted 45 times this term while conceding just seven, the plus 38 goal difference puts City down in history as the top goalscorers in the league dating back to the last 125 years. It may be too soon to talk about titles and trophies for Manchester City, but they have made an exceptional start under Guardiola.
Klopp will be feeling the pressure ahead of their trip to Burnley on Wednesday with Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez scoring either side of half-time at Vicarage Road. But Guardiola insisted that the best message City could send their title rivals is their performance and he is delighted with how his side have started the season.
“The best message to send is the way we played,” he said.
“After what we have done last season, 15 games, 13 victories, two draws, there’s no complaining, we’re qualified for the Champions League last 16, I don’t have many regrets.”
City’s victory was played out against the backdrop of off-the-pitch allegations that they have flouted Financial Fair Play rules, but Guardiola insisted on Tuesday night he will welcome any investigation.
“Uefa is doing what it is doing,” he said. “And if it finds something, the club will make a statement, and I would like that, because we know we are going to finish with these voices.
“If we did something irregular, we will know it.
“If we didn’t do something irregular, the people can stop talking about it.
“I trust a lot in my club, in our organisation. If something is wrong, they’re going to tell us.”
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The City boss is expecting a different type of challenge when his team meet Chelsea at the weekend following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Watford which left everyone with their heart in their mouths. Chelsea are 10 points back as it stands but can close the gap with a victory over the Wolves on Wednesday.