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Manchester City set a Champions League record during Sporting clash


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Manchester City would set a Champions League record in their meeting with Sporting on Tuesday.

The Sky Blues began their Champions League knockout journey with an away outing against Sporting.

Man City did head into the game as the favourites to progress, but very few likely expected Pep Guardiola’s side to be so dominant.

The Sky Blues would open the scoring on the day after just seven minutes via Riyad Mahrez. This was followed by Bernardo Silva scoring a brilliant half-volley 10 minutes later:

Man City were not done there, though. Phil Foden made it 2-0 to City 32 minutes into the game before Silva added his second and City’s 4th after 44 minutes.

Manchester City set Champions League record

The half-time whilst blew with Manchester City 4-0 up and with their spot in the quarter-finals all but secured.

As well as making short work of Sporting, Man City have also set a Champions League record on Tuesday.

As per Opta, Manchester City are the first team in Champions League history to lead an away game by 4+ goals at half-time in the knockout stages of the competition.

Though Manchester City have set a Champions League record vs Sporting, the Manchester powerhouse are still yet to win the competition, having fallen at the final hurdle last year when they lost the 2020/21 final at the hands of Chelsea.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 25 47 63
2 Liverpool FC 24 42 54
3 Chelsea FC 24 30 47
4 West Ham United 25 11 41
5 Manchester United 24 6 40
6 Arsenal FC 22 9 39
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 4 37
8 Tottenham Hotspur 22 -1 36
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 2 33
10 Southampton FC 24 -7 29
11 Leicester City 22 -5 27
12 Aston Villa 23 -5 27
13 Crystal Palace 24 -3 26
14 Brentford FC 25 -14 24
15 Leeds United 23 -19 23
16 Everton FC 22 -10 22
17 Newcastle United 23 -19 21
18 Norwich City 24 -36 17
19 Watford FC 23 -20 15
20 Burnley FC 21 -12 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 12
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 9
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6

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