Manchester City’s goal-glut shows no sign of slowing down, with Pep Guardiola’s side hitting a 123-year high in top-flight competition during a 7-2 victory over Stoke.
Further investment was made at the Etihad Stadium over the summer as the ambitious outfit sought to right the wrongs of a trophyless 2016-17 campaign.
A perfect start has been made in that quest, with a free-scoring outfit sweeping aside all before them.
Stoke are the latest unfortunate victims to have crossed City’s path, with a new Premier League record set by a team performing at the peak of their powers.
29 - Man City are the 1st top-flight team to net 29 goals in their first 8 league games of the season since Everton in 1894-95 (30). Update. https://t.co/T0KLleo0Xh — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 14, 2017
City’s showing against Stoke was achieved despite only being able to name Sergio Aguero on the bench.
The Argentine came back into contention after recovering from a broken rib sustained in a car accident, but was not needed as Guardiola’s side ran riot once again.
Kevin De Bruyne remains a remarkable source of creativity for City, with Belgian unplayable at present.
32 - Since his Man City debut in September 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has provided 32 assists in the PL, more than any other player. Wizard. pic.twitter.com/XX749Wt48D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 14, 2017
Gabriel Jesus has also enjoyed a welcome return to top form after bagging a brace for Brazil during the international break.
10 - Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 10 goals in nine Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium (eight goals, two assists). Settled. pic.twitter.com/A8QSpp9R1s — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 14, 2017
With the likes of Raheem Sterling and David Silva also continuing to impress, and with plenty of options in reserve, City may way take some stopping in the 2017-18 Premier League title race.