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102 and counting: The stats behind the goals

TWO'S COMPANY: Leroy and Raheem are all smiles after our third goal

TWO'S COMPANY: Leroy and Raheem are all smiles after our third goal

City’s goal-scoring prowess has cranked up a notch during a spectacular January.

The Blues have plundered 24 goals in five games this month and will look to add to that tally against Burton Albion and Burnley in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup respectively before ending January with a trip to Newcastle United.

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But how have those 102 goals in?

Here’s a breakdown of stats involving our players for the season so far…

Goals

As you’d expect, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus lead the way at the top of the Club’s scoring charts, but our dynamic wingers are hot on their trail.

 

PARTNERS: Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero celebrate

 

By Aguero’s own lofty standards, he has had something of a quiet period with just two goals since the end of November – but when you look closer, he has played just six games during that spell and missed seven games.

That’s allowed his strike partner Jesus to pull level, and it will be fascinating to see who ends up with more.

TOP SCORERS

14 Gabriel Jesus/Sergio Aguero

12 Raheem Sterling

11 Leroy Sane

9 Riyad Mahrez/David Silva

7 Bernardo

5 Own goals

4 Ilkay Gundogan

3 Kevin De Bruyne/Phil Foden/Aymeric Laporte

Assists

As our Sane & Sterling feature ‘Euro Assist Kings’ highlighted last week, Raheem and Leroy lead the way with assists.

But there have been contributions from many of the team this campaign, including Benjamin Mendy who has five from his nine appearances this season.

 

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GOAL MAKERS

Leroy Sane - 13

Raheem Sterling - 11

Riyad Mahrez – 8

Bernardo/Ilkay Gundogan 7

David Silva – 6

Sergio Aguero/Benjamin Mendy – 5

Gabriel Jesus/Fernandinho – 3

How the goals were scored...

There’s a nice balance in regards to how the goals have been shared out this season.

Here’s the right foot/left foot comparison, along with other ways of scoring (Leroy's chested effort) …

Right foot – 44

Left foot – 41

Headers – 16

Chest – 1

Clean sheets

Ederson is currently trailing Liverpool’s Alisson Becker in the Premier League clean sheets race with three fewer than his national team rival.

Ederson has kept 10 clean sheets from his 23 Premier League games so far.

 

HE'S A KEEPER: Fernandinho congratulates Ederson on his outrageous assist - City's first created by a goalkeeper in the Premier League!

 

Aro Muric has played all four Carabao Cup games to date, keeping three clean sheets and Claudio Bravo kept one during his only game of the campaign – the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield.

SHUT-OUTS

Ederson – 13

Aro Muric – 3

Claudio Bravo – 1

Miscellaneous stats

Not all stats can be pigeonholed under one category or another, so here’s a few that are of interest.

City have only had two penalties in the Premier League to date with Gabriel Jesus on target against Wolves last weekend our only successful spot-kick – Riyad Mahrez missed with his attempt against Liverpool earlier in the campaign.

 

CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP: Gabriel Jesus finds the back of the net.... again

 

The Blues have scored two free-kicks to date, with David Silva’s stunning effort against Huddersfield Town last August and Leroy Sane’s screamer coming against Hoffenheim.

In the Premier League alone, City have struck the woodwork on 12 occasions.

Let's not forget the only Premier League goalkeeper assist was made by our brilliant Brazilian, Ederson...

 

 

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