Man City's goal rush sees them to Champions League club record

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Pep Guardiola's side edged past Napoli in their latest European outing to preserve their 100 per cent record in the group stage this season

Manchester City have opened a Champions League campaign with three successive victories for the first time.

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Despite spending big since the arrival of Sheikh Mansour, and helping themselves to two Premier League titles, the Blues initially found the going tough among Europe’s elite.

Their first two campaigns saw them crash out at the group stage, while two last-16 exits have sandwiched a semi-final showing in 2015-16.

Pep Guardiola’s side are, however, flying at present, with a 2-1 victory over Napoli on Tuesday stretching their impressive winning run.

Not since 2008-09 have City won three games at the start of a continental campaign – with those efforts coming in the UEFA Cup.

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Their unbeaten record on home soil has also been stretched to 11 games (eight wins, three draws).

City have won their last 10, with the goals flowing to set new records in English top-flight competition.

So impressive have Guardiola’s side been that they now boast the best goal difference (+33) across Europe’s top five divisions.

Across all competitions this season, City have now gone 12 games without coming unstuck, emerging victorious in all but one of those games.