Buoyant Blues continue to set records
- Fri 07 May 2010, 10:13AM
- Posted by David Clayton
Despite narrowly missing out on a Champions League berth, City have set a host of new Premier League club records this season.
Last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa saw two more PL records tumble with Roberto Mancini’s side recording their best home season having totted up 40 points and scored 41 goals in the process, beating the previous records set last season when 39 points and 40 goals were accrued over 19 games.
With the highest Premier League finish already guaranteed - even if City finish sixth - the club has also secured European qualification via their League results for the first time since Tony Book’s side finished fourth in 1977/78
...City set new records
And there’s more!
The Blues have enjoyed their best season on the road since the Premier League was reduced to 20 teams and are already guaranteed their fewest defeats away from home in the club’s top-flight history, even if West Ham triumph at Upton Park on Sunday.
With the most goals scored, highest total of top-flight points and most wins (in a Premier League season) already achieved, the Blues are just four points shy of their highest points total in the top division since three points for a victory was introduced back in 1981.
City have also posted their second highest average attendance ever, with the 45,342 figure falling not far shy of the 46,830 set during the Blues’ first sell-out season at the City of Manchester Stadium.
That also means the Blues are the third best supported team in England behind neighbours United and Arsenal who both have larger stadium capacities– a fantastic achievement.
Individually, Carlos Tevez’s 23 Premier League goals so far this term is also the best top division haul by a City player since Niall Quinn’s total of 21 in 1990/91 and also eclipses the previous Premier League record of 16 set by Nicolas Anelka in 2003/04.