Manchester City will be looking to wrestle the Premier League title back from Liverpool when they begin their 2020/21 campaign with a trip to the Molineux to take on a Wolves on Monday night.
The Pep Guardiola side had a poor title defence finishing 18 points below The Reds and will be looking to make things right after acquiring the services of defender Nathaniel Ake and Torres in the summer but what are some of the records they will be looking to defend?
In their dominating period between 2017 to 2019, City set a series of records key of them being the first team in a decade to win back-to-back titles, but Liverpool broke some of those on their way to the title last season.
- Records set
Despite being poor lasts season, City’s threat in front of the opposition goal saw them set another record. Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, and Riyad Mahrez all scored at least 10 goals; an outing that saw the club become the first team since Everton in 1985 to have five players hit double figures.
- But what are the records they held?
Liverpool's poor end to the last season means that a number of records that were expected to tumble didn't. City can still claim to have the most points (100), most wins (32), most home wins (18), most away wins (16) most consecutive wins (18) and consecutive away wins (11), as well as the biggest title-winning margin (19).
Guardiola's side also still boasts the most goals (107), best goal difference (+79) and fewest draws (2) and home draws (0) in a campaign while going further back in time there are a clutch of other honours wanted and unwanted.
Roberto Mancini's side has the smallest title-winning margin (+8 goal difference) and fewest home defeats (0) in a season while City has also had the most draws in a season (18 in the 42-game 1993/94 season) and the most consecutive draws (7 in 2009/10) as well as the fewest goals scored at home (10).
- Which records did they lose?
Liverpool’s record at Anfield last season saw them record 24 consecutive wins at home between February 2019 and July 2020, cruising past the 20 set by Mancini's Blues between 2011 and 2012.