Manchester City bidding for all-time top-flight win record against Newcastle

Manchester City bidding for all-time top-flight win record against Newcastle

Manchester City could set a new English top-flight record for the most wins in a single calendar year when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side have enjoyed a remarkable 2021 so far, winning the Premier League title and reaching the final of the Champions League, where they fell just short at the hands of domestic rivals Chelsea.

Man City have continued their fine form into the new season too, and go into Sunday’s match against the relegation-threatened Magpies on a seven-game winning streak in the league.

Tuesday’s 7-0 hammering of Leeds United was Man City’s 33rd league win of 2021, surpassing the Premier League’s previous best tally held by Chelsea in 2005 and putting them level with Liverpool’s class of 1982 in the all-time annals.

The champions will be firm favourites to set a new mark against Eddie Howe’s Newcastle side as they look to keep clear of title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table.

Man City have racked up 41 points from their 17 outings so far this term, while Newcastle sit joint-bottom with just 10 points to their name.