In the 5-0 rout of the citizen team over Newcastle, those led by the Catalan set a record in passing effectiveness.
In the last three dates, the irregularity was present in the Premier League for Manchester City . He thrashed champion Liverpool, fell to Southampton and re-excelled against Newcastle, defeating him 5-0.
However, what was never absent was the style of play of the citizen team, the one that came with the arrival of Pep Guardiola to the Etihad Stadium. And is that against the Magpies, the Citizens set a new record in the English league.
Of the 840 passes they gave throughout the more than 90 minutes of the match, 787 were the ones that reached their destination, leaving 93.7% effective. This is the highest record for the English championship record since the 2003-04 season.
93.7 – 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). Pollock. pic.twitter.com/RDlj2DRUjS
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