Manchester City - No team has scored as many in Prem history

Manchester City currently sit in third place in the Premier League just three points off leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.

The Citizens have been sensational under Manuel Pellegrini this term and currently hold the best goal difference of all 20 teams in the Premier League after 68 goals scored and just 27 conceded.

The Chilean boss has overseen some of the finest football in Europe this season with a whopping 42 goals scored at the Etihad and just nine conceded so far after 25 games played.

Sergio Aguero is City’s top scorer with 15 goals scored in the league, just three more than midfield master Yaya Toure on 12 for the season so far. Alvaro Negredo has scored nine, Edin Dzeko has scored seven, with Jesus Navas, Samir Nasri and David Silva chipping in with four each, Fernandinho has three along with captain Vincent Kompany.

However, City are currently well on their way to break records this term if they keep up this vein of form. In fact, no team has ever scored this many goals at this point in a Premier League season.

Manchester United had 64 by this point in 2011/12, and they had 62 by this point in 2009/10 as well as 64 after 25 games played in 2001/02 but no team in Premier League history across ten seasons has ever scored 68 goals in 25 games as the Citizens have this term.

The record for the most goals scored in a season is currently held by Chelsea who returned a total of 103 goals in 2009/10 and the Blues went on to win the title that term under Carlo Ancelotti. City only need to score another 36 goals to smash that record and, so far, they have averaged 2.75 goals scored per game which, if they keep that up over the remaining 13 games of the season, they would finish in May on 103.75 goals. It may just take one of those Aguerrrrooooo moments to to do it.

The Blues may be the current leaders but they are nowhere near City when it comes to goals – they have scored 48 goals and conceded 21 making their goal difference just 27, a whole 14 goals behind Manchester City. Perhaps Jose Mourinho could use a calculator to work that one out.

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