Ten intriguing facts about Manchester City so far…

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Manchester City currently sit in 8th place in the Premier League table after eleven games played and 19 points taken from an available 33.

1) Possession

Manchester City have had more possession this term than any other team in the Premier League, averaging 60% of the possession per game.

2) Area

Manchester City have spent more time in the opposition half as the away team than any other side in the league – away from the Etihad, City have spent 32% of games in the home side’s defensive half.

3) Passing

Manchester City have completed more successful passes than any other team in the league with an 87.2% success rate overall.

Yaya Toure has made more passes than any other player in the league so far, averaging 82.6 successful passes per game with a total of 909.

4) Shots Conceded

Manchester City have conceded the fewest shots on goal out of all 20 teams in the league – 96 shots conceded in total, averaging just 8.7 per game.

5) Shots Conceded by Area

Manchester City have conceded the fewest shots from the left side of the pitch than any other team with just 11% of their shots conceded coming from the left this season.

6) Shots Taken by Area

Manchester City have taken the most shots from inside the 18-yard box than any other team with 59% of their shots this term being fired from inside.

Manchester City have taken the fewer shots from outside the 18-yard box than any other team with just 34% of their shots being struck from outside the penalty area.

7) Goals Scored

Manchester City have scored more goals from open play than any other team with 18 goals of their 28 goals scored coming from open play.

Manchester City have scored the fewest goals from a counter attack, having not yet scored a single goal from a counter attack.

8) Set-pieces

Manchester City have scored more goals from set-pieces than any other team with 7 in total.

Manchester City have scored fewest penalties – so far none.

9) Own Goals

Manchester City have scored the most own goals in the league – three in total.

10) Discipline

Manchester City have been carded for fouls at the Etihad more often than any other home side this term with 9 cards being shown to City players for fouls at home.

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