City paint EPL red with goals, equal 59 years record

Manchester City yesterday thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 at the Ethihad
Stadium and equalled a remarkable record set by Blackburn Rovers in the
1958-59 season.
Having notched 5 goals versus Liverpool two weeks ago, 6 at Watford last
weekend, and then 5 more against Palace, the Citizens became the first
English side since Blackburn Rovers in the 1958-59 campaign to score 5 or
more goals in three consecutive English top-flight matches in the same
season.
Palace on the other hand became the first side in English professional football
history to lose their first six games of the season without scoring a single
goal.
Once more, City’s attack showed fine moments of movement, clinical finishing
and a destructive quality that, despite the plaudits they got last season, had
previously been missing. Another clean sheet and a solid defensive
performance was key.
City finally broke the shackles just before the break when Leroy Sane
pounced on a David Silva threaded pass and powered a decisive finish past
Wayne Hennessy at the near post.
Sane turned provider for the second goal when his cross was turned in by
Raheem Sterling, who killed off any chance of an unlikely Palace fightback by
claiming his fifth in just four league appearances this season on the hour-
mark.
Sergio Aguero got in on the act turning home Sane’s cross to register his
sixth goal in four games. The Argentine star is just one goal short of City’s
goals record set by Eric Brook set 78 years ago.

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