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Manchester City Set Remarkable Records

The Blues Smashed Dozens of Records During Their 2017/18 Campaign

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Alas, the 2017/18 Premier League season has ended and Manchester City were crowned the champions of England. But how extraordinary was their campaign, and what records did they break this season? To answer these questions, this report has been broken these new records into four categories: the English top tier; Premier League; club records; and individual records.

English Top Tier Records (1888 – Present):

Most Points: Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 season, Manchester City earned 100 points. The previous record in the top flight was 98 points, set by Liverpool in the 1978/79 season. The Blues are also the first team in English football history to reach 100 points within the top tier.

Most Wins: City won 32 out of 38 matches during the 2017/18 season, the most in a top flight campaign. The previous record was set by Tottenham Hotspurs during the 1960/61 season, where they won 31 games.

Premier League Records (1992 – Present):

Most Points: Manchester City earned 100 points in a single Premier League season, surpassing Chelsea’s record of 95 points in the 2004/05 season.

Biggest Title-Winning Margin: Manchester City won the league by 19 points. The previous record was held by Manchester United, who won the league by 18 points in the 1999/2000 season.

Most Wins: Manchester City won 32 games this season. Chelsea previously held the record, set during the 2016/17 season, where they won 30 matches.

Consecutive Wins: Manchester City recorded 18-consecutive wins in a single campaign, spanning from 26 August to 27 December, 2017. Chelsea, who previously held the record, earned 13-consecutive wins during the 2016/17 season.

Most Away Points: Manchester City earned 50 points on the road this season. Chelsea, who previously held the record, earned 48 points during the 2004/05 season.

Goals Scored: Manchester City scored 106 goals this season. The previous record was held by Chelsea, where the London club scored 103 times during the 2009/10 season.

Goal Difference: Manchester City earned a goal difference of +79. Chelsea previously held the record, having earned a goal differential of +71 during the 2009/10 season.

Minutes Behind: After combining the number of minutes in which Manchester City trailed their opposition, the Blues were only behind for a total of 153 minutes this season. This is the lowest account by a Premier League side in a single campaign, where the previous record was 170 minutes - set by Arsenal during the 1998/99 season.

Highest Average Possession: Manchester City registered an average 71% of ball possession throughout the 2017/18 season. The Mancunian club broke their previous record, which was 64% of possession set during the 2016/17 season.

Most Passes in a Premier League Season: In their 38 league games, Manchester City made a total of 28,242 passes. The previous record was also held by the Blues, where they recorded 20,506 passes during the 2016/17 season.

Most Passes in a Single Premier League Match: Manchester City made a total of 942 passes when they faced Swansea on 22 April. The previous record was also held by City, where they made 905 passes against Everton on 31 March (both occurred in 2017/18 season).

Club Records (1880 – Present):

Most Points: Manchester City earned 100 points (in 38 matches) during the 2017/18 Premier League. Their previous highest point total was 99 (after 46 games), set in 2001/02 when the Blues competed in the First Division.

Most Wins: Manchester City won 32 out of 38 matches this season. The previous record was 31 victories out of 46 matches, set during the 2001/02 season where the Blues were still competing in the second tier of English football.

Consecutive Wins: Manchester City recorded 20-consecutive wins this season. The previous record was 11-consecutive wins, which was jointly held by the 2014/15 and 2015/16 campaigns.

Goals Conceded: After 38 matches, the Blues only conceded 27 goals. This is a new club record.

Individual Records:

Silverware: Having won the 2017/18 Premier League and the Football League Cup, Sergio Agüero, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Yaya Touré have won these competitions three times. They are currently Manchester City’s most decorated players in the top flight during the Premier League era.

Top Goal-Scorer: Agüero broke the club’s goal-scoring record. The Argentine has scored 199 goals in 292 appearances. The record was previously held by Eric Brook, who scored 178 goals in 494 appearances.

Points as Manager: Pe Guradiola’s Manchester City earned 100 points during the 2017/18 season, his personal best as a manager. His previous record was 99 points in the 2009/10 season, where he managed Barcelona.

Consecutive Manager of the Month Awards: Pep Guardiola became the first manager to win the “Premier League Manager of the Month” award four months in a row.

International Representation: Claudio Bravo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are the first Chilean and Ukrainian internationals, respectively, to win the Premier League with Manchester City.

Youngest Player to Win the League: Phil Foden became the youngest player to win the Premier League.

Most Assists in a Premier League Season: Kevin De Bruyne wins the first-ever Premier League Playmaker Award, having recorded 16 assists during the 2017/18 season.

Most Passes by a Player in a Single Match: Ilkay Gündoğan made 167 successful passes against West Bromwich Albion on 28 October, 2017. This is a new Premier League record.