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Manchester City Go Close To 125-year Scoring Record As Manchester United Flounder

Another win on the road kept City top
Another win on the road kept City top

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side have kept their collective nose in front of the chasing pack in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Watford last night and got within touching distance of an age-old record in the process.

The Blues sit atop the league with a goal difference of +38 after the 15 games that have passed, the best of any side in the English top flight since Sunderland’s effort all the way back in 1892-93.

The Mackems were just one better on that metric at the +39 mark when they set the record 125 years ago.

That team, made up almost entirely of Scottish players, was lead to an 11-point win in the title that term - their second on the spin - under the guidance of Tom Watson.

City have scored a remarkable 45 times this term and let only seven past them and, were it not for a bit of sketchy defending in the late moments of their tie at Vicarage Road last night, they’d have levelled the record for the finest goal difference in top-flight history.

Guardiola’s men have been near flawless this term and have collected a total of 13 wins and two draws from their 15 games.

Had Riyad Mahrez knocked in the penalty he snatched from the grasp of Gabriel Jesus at Anfield in a 0-0 draw there back in October, they’d have an eight-point advantage at the top of the division.

As a measure of just how sharp the contrast is between the fortunes of City and their old rivals across Manchester, United now sit on a negative goal difference of -1 down in eighth place in the table as they await their own 15th game of the league campaign against Arsenal at Old Trafford this evening.

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