Man City set a record for the fastest 5 goals in the Premier League
Man City entered the Premier League history with five goals against Watford in 18 minutes in round 6, yesterday 21/9.
David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi took turns scoring within the first 18 minutes of Watford at Etihad. This achievement surpassed the old record set by Blackburn Rovers in August 1997. The former Premier League king then needed 24 minutes to score five against Sheffield United, before ending the match with a score of 7-2.
In Premier League history, only seven teams scored five goals before halftime. Which makes this achievement is even rarer according to the betting websites, Besides Man City and Blackburn, only Arsenal need less than 30 minutes to score five goals. It was in May 2003, “Gunners” scored five goals against Southampton in 26 minutes, before winning 6-1 overall.
The remaining four teams to score five goals in the first half in the Premier League are Everton in 1996, Man Utd in 2001, Sheffield Wednesday in 1997, and Liverpool in 2015. With Man City, they have twice scored five goals in the first 45 minutes. . In addition to the record set yesterday 21/9, Etihad yard owners tear the Burnley net five times before the break, in a 6-1 victory in April 2010.
After scoring five goals in the first 18 minutes, Man City added three more goals in the second half, and finished 90 minutes with an 8-0 score. This victory also marked Sergio Aguero, when he reached the 100-goal milestone for the green half of Manchester. The other two who scored 100 or more goals for a Premier League club were Wayne Rooney (101 for Man Utd), and Thierry Henry (114 for Arsenal).
With five goals scored in 18 minutes, Man City set a new record in the Premier League for the shortest time to score five goals. The old record belonged to Blackburn Rover, with 24 minutes to score five goals against Sheffield Wednesday 22 years ago.