Man City break 100-goal barrier in Premier League record time

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The champions' second goal against West Ham saw them break a century in the English top flight, as they chase Chelsea's record of 103

Manchester City have broken the 100-goal barrier in the Premier League this season.

The champions' second goal against West Ham, a Pablo Zabaleta own goal, officially took them through the century mark, with Pep Guardiola's side reaching the milestone in just 35 games.

Leroy Sane netted the first at London Stadium, as his effort deflected in off Patrice Evra, and Zabaleta then inadvertently sent Kevin De Bruyne's cross into the net.

City subsequently become the fastest side to hit 100 goals in the post-war era.

The last team to do so quicker was Everton, in the 1931-32 season as they achieved the mark in 32 games.

In the Premier League, Chelsea also achieved the century in 2010, while City themselves managed it in 2014. Liverpool's team that season also topped 100 goals, hitting 101.

Indeed, it is Chelsea's record that City are chasing as they managed 103 goals in the 2009-10 season. Manuel Pellegrini's City vintage could only hit 102.

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Pep Guardiola's side have games against Huddersfield Town and Brighton at home, and Southampton away, to navigate between now and the end of the season.

City beat Huddersfield 2-1 in November, while they defeated Brighton 2-0 at the AMEX in August.

Guardiola's men also scored twice against Southampton, with a trip to the club's former manager Mark Hughes's side to come on the final day of the campaign.

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