For those of you that cannot quite believe how brilliant City’s start to the season has been, Inoculated City has compiled some rather compelling statistics from throughout the season which prove that City’s blistering start is not an illusion.
75% – City have won 75% of headers in their own penalty area this season, more than any other team in the division. 26/09/2011
18 – David Silva has created more goalscoring chances from open play (18) than any other player in the Premier League so far in 2011/12. 24/09/2011
1394 – Barcelona (768) & Man City (626) produced the most passes in the Champions League this week yet neither side managed a win. 14/09/2011
26 – City had 26 attempts on goal against Wigan on Saturday, more than any other side in Game week 4. 12/09/2011
133 – Man City players have made 133 touches in the opposition box so far this season, no other side has reached 100 yet. 26/08/2011
92% – Manchester City have played a higher proportion of short passes than any other Premier League side this season. 25/08/2011
90% – David Silva has completed 101 of his 112 passes this season in the Premier League. 21/08/2011
31 – City had 31 attempts on goal versus Swansea. Almost 4 times as many as the visitors. 16/08/2011
11 – City have now scored in 11 consecutive Premier League games. The longest current run in the division. 19/09/2011
4 – Man City have joined Chelsea (1997), Man Utd (2001) & Arsenal (2004) as the only Premier League away teams to score 5+ at Spurs. 28/08/2011
36 – It has been 36 matches since City last dropped out of the top 4 in the Premier League. 22/08/2011
One for the cynics who still think City are boring….
18 – It has been 18 Premier League games since City last registered a no score draw. 28/08/2011
Thank you to Opta City for the stats.
Words by Rob Toole