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Records smashed by Salah, Manchester City in 2017-18 Premiership season

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Records smashed by Salah, Manchester City in 2017-18 Premiership season

Mohammed Salah won the Golden Boot with a record 32 goals scored in a single season


The 2017-2018 has been more than a regular English Premiership Soccer Season if you consider the number of records that have been swept aside.

From Muhammad Salah’s runaway finish to the Golden Boot to Manchester City’s 100-point haul, this year’s premiership has been truly scintillating.

To start with, Mohammed Salah’s individual brilliance that allowed him to eclipse football greats Ronaldo and Louis Suarez with his 32 goal haul in a single season, has left many holding their heads in their hands.

The Egyptian has surpassed the long-standing record of 31 goals, which was jointly held by Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (2013-14).

Salah also became the first Egyptian to score a Premier League hat trick when he stuck four past Watford in a 5-0 win earlier in the season.

Away from individual feat, Manchester City, have turned tables on their competitors by becoming the first club to collect the most number of points – 100, in a season.

Pep Guardiola’s men passed more landmarks with their 1-0 win at Southampton on the final day of the English soccer season when Brasillian Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game on death – at 90minutes.

But this was not the only record to be broken by Man City this season. It emerges, Manchester United’s closest rivals have smashed more records on their glorious path to greatness. Skysports have documented the records as shown below.

CONSECUTIVE PREMIER LEAGUE WINS

Man City achieved the most number of wins in a season, with a 18-winning streak

CITY TOTAL: 18

PREVIOUS RECORD: 13

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea

Raheem Sterling’s last-gasp winner at Bournemouth on August 26 until City’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve, they won 18 Premier League games in a row, demolishing the 13-game record set by Chelsea in 2016/17. The streak also beat Arsenal’s 14-game run of wins which was split across the end of the 2001/02 season and the start of 2002/03.

MOST PASSES IN A PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

CITY TOTAL: 902

PREVIOUS RECORD: 843

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Man City

Ilkay Gundogan holds the record for most number of successful passes ever made in the Premiership

The 902 passes achieved against Chelsea in March’s 1-0 win was a new Premier League record, surpassing the total set by Guardiola’s side in October against West Brom. Ilkay Gundogan’s 167 successful passes and 181 touches from the same game were also Premier League records.

MOST GOALS SCORED

CITY TOTAL: 106

PREVIOUS RECORD: 103

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea (2009/10)

Chelsea scored 103 goals during their title-winning season in 2009/10 under Carlo Ancelotti, which equates to 2.7 goals per game on average.

But under Guardiola’s stewardship, City have surpassed that total reaching 106 for the campaign with their late winner at Southampton.

Gabriel Jesus scored City’s 106th goal of the season

MOST WINS

CITY TOTAL: 32

PREVIOUS RECORD 30

RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea (2016/17)

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea set a new record for Premier League wins with 30 last season, but City have surpassed it and set a new benchmark of 32.

Gundogan broke a Premier League passing record this season

MOST POINTS

CITY TOTAL: 100

PREVIOUS RECORD: 95

PREVIOUS HOLDER: Chelsea (2004/05)

Guardiola’s City became the first team in English football history to finish a top-flight campaign with 100 points.

In doing so, they eclipsed a Chelsea record for points – the Blues racked up 95 points in 2004/05.

MOST AWAY WINS

CITY TOTAL: 16

PREVIOUS RECORD: 15

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea (2004/05)

City’s win at Southampton means they have won 16 of their 19 away fixtures, only dropping points at Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Burnley.

They’ve surpassed Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side of 2004/05 with their final-day victory.
City have been superb on the road this season

MOST AWAY POINTS

CITY TOTAL: 50

PREVIOUS RECORD: 48

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea (2004/05)

Chelsea collected 48 points on the road during 2004/05 but Guardiola’s men made it 50 on the road with their final day win at Southampton.

GOAL DIFFERENCE

CITY TOTAL: +79

PREVIOUS RECORD: +71

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Chelsea (2009/10)

Man City have also clinched the best goal difference in the Premier League era. The previous top tally was +71, set by Chelsea in 2009/10, which was boosted by 29 goals from top goalscorer Didier Drogba.

City’s win over Southampton has taken them to a new high of +79.

Man City’s Kyle Walker holds off the challenge of Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard

POINTS AHEAD OF SECOND

CITY TOTAL: 19

PREVIOUS RECORD: 18

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Manchester United (1999/00)

Manchester United ended the 1999/00 campaign 18 points ahead of runners-up Arsenal, despite winning only 28 of their fixtures.

But this season, they finished 19 points behind City – a huge gulf to make up next year.

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