Can Manchester City equal 122-year record ?

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Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta believes that winning every game at the Etihad is achievable this season.

At the Etihad this season, Manchester City have been exhilarating, scoring 37 goals in nine games, and thus averaging four goals a game. 

And one man talking up Manchester City's chances is Argentine fullback Pablo Zabaleta. Having won nine home games so far, another 10 victories will see Manchester City break the Premier League record and equal Sunderland’s 122-year-old record, where the Black Cats won all of their home games (13 in all at that time).

It’s difficult to see who can stop the Citizens. They’ve put a whopping six past both Tottenham and Arsenal, four past Newcastle and Manchester United, and have seen off both Merseyside clubs too. In fact, of the remaining 10 home games, only three of those are against current top 10 clubs - Stoke City, Southampton and Chelsea.

When asked about Manchester City chances, The Daily Mirror reported Zabaleta saying that the Blues can win every home game.

'Yes, of course, we can. Whoever we play, we play to win. It doesn’t matter who we have got in front of us'.

Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany echoed the Argentine fullback’s thoughts, but stated they still have a job to do.

'It’s not pressure, but it’s a comfortable position for us. I hope we can win every home game. But we still need to do the job'.

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