In Yaya Toure’s final game as a City player, goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva, and Fernandinho ensured Pep Guardiola’s team surpassed the 95-point tally set by Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in 2004-05.
Manchester City delivered another attacking masterclass as they established a new top-flight points record with a 3-1 victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.
Another Chelsea record – this time from 2009-10, during Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure as manager – went when Silva stroked home City’s second which brought up 104 league goals for the season.
Fittingly, City’s latest accomplishments came against opponents who they began this record-breaking campaign against, on a sun-kissed evening on the South Coast last August.
On that occasion, Guardiola’s side required help in the form of a Lewis Dunk own goal but City have required little assistance ever since and are threatening to add to a compendium of the club and domestic records before the season is out.
The Premier League champions may yet conclude the campaign by becoming the first team to reach 100 points in an English top-flight season if they win at Southampton on Sunday (15:00 BST).
Source: BBC News