Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0: Will Kevin De Bruyne break Premier League assist record?

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0: Will Kevin De Bruyne break Premier League assist record?

Manchester City bounced back from defeat to Southampton at the weekend with a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, July 8th.

City went in front as early as the 10th minute when Gabriel Jesus converted a ball through to him by David Silva. Riyad Mahrez made it two from a Kevin De Bruyne assist as Pep Guardiola’s men went to the halftime break two goals up.

An own goal by Federico Fernandez made it 3-0 to City, David Silva made it four in the 65th minute and provided the fifth for Raheem Sterling in the 90th minute.

Here are key stats from the game

1 Manchester City completed 93.7% of their passes against Newcastle (787/840), the highest recorded figure in a Premier League game since full passing data is available (2003-04).

2 David Silva has now reached 10 assists in all competitions in all 10 of his seasons with Manchester City, with his second in this game his 121st in total for the club.

3 Manchester City are the first English top-flight side to have five different players score at least 10 league goals in a single season since Everton in 1984-85.

4 Gabriel Jesus has scored his first goal in 10 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions,

5 Kevin De Bruyne has now assisted 18 Premier League goals this season and is just two away of the Premier League record

 

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