The Premier League Records Manchester City Have In Their Sights

After the David Silva-inspired 2-0 win over Stoke City last night, Manchester City are just two wins away from the Premier League title and could win it in glorious fashion in the Manchester derby on April 7.

What's more, City have several Premier League records in their sights as they look to complete one of the greatest domestic seasons in English football history.

Now on 81 points, three more than they accrued on the whole of last season, City are just 15 points off beating Chelsea's record points tally of 95 - obtained under Jose Mourinho in the 2004/05 season.

With eight games left, Pep Guardiola's side have 24 points to play for and could become the first side to pass 100 points in a single season. As per Opta, via The Times, City are projected to reach 102 points, and with a pretty tidy run-in in the latter stage of the season, don't be surprised if they do it.

Furthermore, five wins from their last eight will see City hold the record or the most wins in a Premier League campaign. Chelsea set the new record last term when Antonio Conte's title-winners tasted victory 30 times.

City fans are praying that they win the title at home against arch-rivals United on April 7, with victory taking them 19 points clear at the top. If that is the points difference at the end of the season, it will be the highest amount of points a league title has been won by - edging out United's effort of 18 in the 1999/2000 season.

If all goes well for the Blues and they lift a third Premier League title on April 7, they will also break United's record when it comes to the earliest title win, which is April 14 in 2000/01.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Finally, City have gone goal-crazy this season, with their goal difference of 65 the same as United's points tally. 19 more strikes from now until the season's completion will see City hold the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.

Under Carlo Ancelotti in 2009/10, champions Chelsea bagged a ridiculous 103 but City could well knock them off their pitch.

Will City break the aforementioned records?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He loves a Meatball Marinara from Subway on a Friday.

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