Records tumble as Manchester City smash Liverpool

“It’s better to lose 5-0 once than 1-0 five times”.  Manchester City flexed their championship winning muscles while Liverpool looked nothing like contenders after being dismantled 5-0 at the Etihad. Gabriel Jesus scored a brace before he was substituted by Leroy Sane who also grabbed a brace. Although the match was marred in the controversy of Sadio Mane’s red card for injuring Ederson. Earlier in the week we looked at the eight sub-plots heading into the match, now let’s take a look at seven streaks that extended or records that were set.

  • Manchester City scored more than four goals against Liverpool for the first time since 1937
  • Liverpool suffered their first five-goal defeat since losing 6-1 to Stoke City at the end of the 2014-15 season. The other time they conceded five in a match was in December 1992 in a 5-1 loss to Coventry City
  • Sergio Aguero scored his 124th Premier League goal to become the highest scoring non-European goalscorer in the competition’s history
  • Jurgen Klopp suffered his heaviest defeat as Liverpool manager. His previous was a 3-0 loss to Watford in December 2015
  • Manchester City are undefeated in 12 matches which is the most under Pep Guardiola. This is his longest unbeaten streak since going 15 without a loss between May and December of 2015 with Bayern Munich
  • Liverpool have lost seven of the past 10 matches when reduced to 10 men
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in the eight matches Gabriel Jesus has scored in, winning seven and drawing one

You might’ve noticed Argentinian Sergio Aguero becoming the highest scoring non-European scorer in Premier League. Let’s take a look some of the others:

  • Sergio Aguero has scored 124 goals in 185 matches since joining Manchester City in 2011
  • Trinidad and Tobago’s Dwight Yorke scored 123 goals in 375 matches
  • Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba scored 101 goals in 254 appearances for Chelsea
  • Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor scored 97 goals in 242 Premier League matches
  • Nigerian Yakubu netted 95 times in 252 matches
  • Australia’s own Mark Viduka scored 92 goals in 240 matches for Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and Newcastle United

For possibly the first time under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City produced a result that has made them look like they can win the league, a win against a rival team is always big but a win of this magnitude is another kettle of fish. For Liverpool, we’ll have to wait until next week to see whether or not the 5-0 defeat was a result of being down to 10-men or whether they’re not genuine contenders to the Premier League title.

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