Manchester City has been on a roll. When I say roll, I mean an unstoppable force. They've won 18 straight Premier League victories after beating Newcastle today by a score of 1-0, leaving them one short of the European record held by Bayern Munich. The streak is so impressive that this information tidbit is being brought up:
The Blues have taken over the European football scene in recent memory, having won the Premier League title in the 2011-12 season and the 2013-2014 season. But their recent dominance has catapulted them to a new high. The Blues are 15 points ahead of the second best team in the EPL (Manchester United with 43 points). In fact, Manchester City hasn't even lost a match in Premier League play, sitting pretty at 19-0-1. On top of that, they haven't lost to any of the 19 other Premier League teams this season. They've scored 61 goals this season, more than the bottom three teams in the EPL combined. On the defensive end, they've only yielded 12 goals all season in the EPL. Goalkeeper Ederson has been a major boon for the Blues, recording nine clean sheets this season.
The funny thing is there's speculation on whether superstar Sergio Aguero (12 goals this season) will transfer over to Real Madrid due to Aguero being behind Gabriel Jesus (eight goals this season) in coach Pep Guardiola's lineup. Manchester City will give Real the green light... Only if Keylor Navas is permitted to go the other way come the end of the season.
Even with all the Aguero drama, the Blues have managed to make a total team effort to dominate. Players like Raheem Sterling (13 goals this season), David Silva (five goals, eight assists this season), Leroy Sane (six goals this season) and Kevin de Bruyne (six goals, nine assists, 1,498 passes this season) have helped Manchester City blow the competition away. The scary thing is many of these players are young, setting them up for a sustained period of dominance.
Manchester City looks poised to cruise their way to another Premier League title and Pep Guardiola wants to take this team there. At this rate, it looks like no one can stop them.
Photo courtesy of Manchester Evening News
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