Manchester City might not be top of the Premier League this season, but that hasn’t stopped them from finding the back of the net with impressive frequency.
In fact, with Danilo’s first-half strike during their 3-0 victory over lowly Huddersfield Town on Sunday, they’ve become the first side in Europe to hit the 100 goal threshold across all competitions this campaign.
100 - Manchester City are the first team in the top five European leagues to score 100 goals in all competitions this season. Relentless. #HUDMCI
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 20, 2019
Pep Guardiola’s side have been helped to that milestone by some extraordinary form in 2019 so far, with a seven-goal FA Cup rout of Rotherham and a nine-goal demolition of Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup helping them to leapfrog their continental rivals.
In fact, counting the three scored in their previous Premier League victory over Wolves and their efforts at the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend, with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane both getting in on the action, they’ve now notched up 22 successful efforts in four games.
To contrast, the Terriers have scored only 18 in their last 36 matches in all competitions before this encounter.
Danilo has also become the 17th different player in City colours this year to find the back of the net, while Huddersfield only have eight such scorers.