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City 3-1 Brighton: Stats of the match

City 3-1 Brighton: Stats of the match
Manchester City returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 3-1 triumph over Brighton in the Premier League.

An Erling Haaland brace and thunderous Kevin De Bruyne strike were enough to seal the points at the Etihad Stadium, while Leandro Trossard was on target for the visitors.

Victory ensured our incredible ten-match winning streak on home soil in the Premier League continued, as we moved to within a single point of league leaders, Arsenal.

Here we take a look at the best statistics to have come out of our win against the Seagulls…

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Etihad excitement

Our latest triumph means it’s now ten successive Premier League wins for Pep Guardiola’s men on home soil, stretching back to April 2022.

Incredibly, City have found the net at least three times in each of those encounters, something no side has done since Aston Villa in 1931.

This season alone, we have scored 27 times at the Etihad in just six matches – an average of 4.5 per game!

De Bruyne from distance

De Bruyne rounded off the scoring with a typically sumptuous finish from distance against Brighton.

It was the Belgian’s 24th Premier League goal from outside the box for City since making his debut in September 2015.

That tally is more than any other Premier League player has managed during the same period of time and equates to an incredible 40% of his strikes in the competition.

Matching El Mago

The Belgian’s typically influential performance also saw him draw level with another legendary City figure in the Premier League.

De Bruyne has now been directly involved in 153 Premier League goals for Pep Guardiola’s men, matching the tally achieved by David Silva during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

The division between goals and assists is remarkably similar, with our no. 17 finding the net 59 times while also providing for his team-mates on 94 occasions, in comparison to El Mago’s final totals of 60 and 93 in the same metrics.

Only Sergio Aguero (213 – 184 goals, 47 assists) has now been directly involved in more Premier League goals than De Bruyne.

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600 (and counting)

Our 3-1 triumph over the Seagulls saw City pass the 600-goal mark under Pep Guardiola’s reign in the Premier League.

In the boss’ 239 matches at the helm in the English top flight, we have averaged 2.5 goals per match, twice hitting triple figures across a single season.

And those incredible rates have continued across 2022/23 so far – with City having already found the net 36 times in the competition, including 27 at home.

If we continue at our current rate over the entire campaign, then Guardiola’s men would finish the season with 124 Premier League goals – 18 more than the current record set during our 2017/18 centurions campaign!

Seventh heaven

Haaland’s remarkable record on home soil continued against Brighton, with the Norwegian’s brace taking his tally to 17 Premier League goals in just 11 appearances.

He is only six goals behind last year’s Golden Boot tally, with more than a third of the season still to go.

And this weekend, the striker became the first City player to score in seven consecutive home games in all competitions since Sergio Aguero in February 2018.

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