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Manchester City set new Premier League record

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Sunday, 22 September, 2019, 00:40
Manchester City set new Premier League record

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City made short work of this afternoon’s Premier League meeting with Watford. The team romped to a 5-0 lead in just 18 minutes – the fastest any team has found the net five times in Premier League history. David Silva set City on the way after beating Ben Foster in the first minute of the game. Sergio Agüero doubled the lead from the penalty spot on seven minutes then Riyad Mahrez made it 3-0 five minutes later. Bernardo Silva headed in number four on the quarter hour – just before Nicolás Otamendi joined the spree, opening his account for the season on 18 minutes. It beats the previous record, held by Roy Hodgson’s Blackburn Rovers, who took just 24 minutes to put five goals past Sheffield Wednesday in August 1997 – although unlike City, they also conceded one in that time.