Relentless Manchester City sets best top-flight scoring run in 123 years

Manchester City's 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City saw it register a best goal-scoring start to a top-flight season since the 19th century.

Raheem Sterling celebrates with David Silva.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City hit a 123-year high in English top-flight football with its 7-2 destruction of Stoke City on Saturday.

Two goals from Gabriel Jesus and one each for Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva gave Pep Guardiola's side a spectacular win that puts the side two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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The result means City has scored 29 goals in its first eight matches of the season, which is a record in the Premier League era and the best tally since the 19th century. The last time a team achieved such a feat was in the 1894-95 season, when Everton managed 30 goals in its first eight matches.

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City's win came after second-placed Manchester United played out a dour 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

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