An in-depth look at some of City’s incredible Premier League stats over a memorable 12 month period …
Pep Guardiola‘s Men clinched their third national title in four seasons in May 2021, finishing 12 points ahead of our closest rivals to crown a truly memorable campaign.
And although the season has only just got past half-time, City heads into 2022 with a healthy eight-point lead over closest rivals Liverpool as we try to hold onto the title for another year.
City has shown an amazing consistency over the past 12 months, culminating in the fact that we have made top English gaming history more than once this year.
Read on to discover some of the phenomenal numbers behind our success in 2021 …
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City have found the net 113 times in just 44 Premier League games in 2021, more than any other team.
It is the top scorer list in the history of the English top flight since 1960 and averages an astonishing 2.5 goals per game year-round.
62 of these goals were scored from January to May of our title-winning 2020/21 season, during Guardiola‘s men have hit the net 51 more times so far this season.
Individually, Ilkay Gündogan tops the charts with 15 goals in the Premier League in 2021, closely followed by Raheem Sterling (13), Phil Foden (12) and Riyadh Mahrez (10), while in the past 12 months another 18 players were on target.
Calendar year wins
Guardiola‘s Men broke new ground with 36 wins in just 44 games in 2021.
Our loot is the highest in English top flight history for a calendar year, beating the previous Liverpool record in 1982 by three wins.
In other words, that 75 percent win rate over the past 12 months means City has won all four games four games for the entire year.
Of these 36 victories in 2021, 19 came on our travels and set another top English flight record.
GuardiolaThe men surpassed Bill Nicholson’s famous 1960 double-winners Tottenham Hotspur with our 4-0 win over Newcastle before extending the record with a 1-0 win over Brentford.
City managed the feat in just 22 games, with a draw with Liverpool and losses to Brighton and Tottenham the only blemishes on an otherwise phenomenal record.
That’s an incredible 86% away win rate in the Premier League for all of 2021.
City scored an astonishing 110 out of a possible 132 points in 2021.
That incredible haul is 27 more than any other team in the Premier League, with Chelsea ranking second on the list with 83 points.
City is also the highest point earner in all European top divisions, with Inter Milan making the current Italian champions of Serie A our closest rival with 104 points.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid scored 97 points in La Liga, Paris Saint-Germain scored 93 in Ligue 1 and Bayern Munich scored 91 in the Bundesliga.
Guardiola‘s men consistently crossed football boundaries in 2021, but this particular statistic shows that our success over the past 12 months has exceeded national performances.
The city has made a name for itself under Guardiola as a team that loves to dominate the ball, and this style is reinforced by our phenomenal year-round possession stats.
In our 44 games in 2021, City averaged an astonishing 65.25% possession in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly, that number has outperformed any other team in the English top division in the past 12 months, with Liverpool (61.90%) and Chelsea (61.12%) being the only two other teams to exceed 60% register in the league.
Longest winning run
GuardiolaThe men also enjoyed the two longest winning sequences in the Premier League in 2021.
Our current streak of 10 games, which began on November 6th with a 2-0 win in the Manchester Derby, is only surpassed by our 13 games from January 3rd to March 7th.
In fact, this final winning streak broke the record for the longest winning streak in the history of the Premier League in a calendar year.
Just as impressive is City’s defensive record, conceding only 32 goals in 44 games.
That equates to an average of 0.72 goals per game and is only achieved by Chelsea, who scored the same haul in 42 games.
City’s record of 24 goals conceded in this 44-game sequence, however, dwarfs Thomas Tuchel’s men, who only managed to score 20 in the same time frame.
As a matter of fact, GuardiolaThe men have prevented the opponent from finding the net better than once in every second game in the Premier League throughout 2021.