Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City: The Premier League champions continue the party with easy victory

Manchester City turned on the style and moved closer to rewriting the Premier League record books in their first game since being crowned champions.

Manchester City have now also broken their own record tally of 89, set in 2011-2012. This victory took them to 90 points, five shy of the Premier League record set by Chelsea in 2004-05, and they are also chasing the most number of wins and goals scored in a season.

No team has accrued 100 points or more in a single top-flight campaign, but Manchester City would become the first that if they pick up 10 from their remaining four games.

David Silva opened the scoring in the 12 minute with a clinical finish, with Raheem Sterling providing the assist. And Sterling himself claimed his 23 goal of the season two minutes later, turning the ball in from close range from a Fabian Delph cross.

Kevin De Bruyne, City’s player of the season, scored with a sensational 25-yard drive to make it 3-0 in the 54 minute. With this goal, Kevin De Bruyne has now scored five goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season, the most of any player.

Pep Guardiola’s men made it 4-0 nine minutes later when Raheem Sterling was fouled by Federico Fernandez, and the referee decide to reward a penalty kick which taken by Gabriel Jesus.

Gabriel Jesus penalty was pushed on to a post by Lukasz Fabianski, but Bernardo Silva followed up to convert the rebound from a tight angle. The Brazilian eventually found the back of the net when he headed in Yaya Toure’s chipped pass to make it 5-0.

While the champions yield many of new breaking records for individual player and the team, Swansea stayed 17th, four points above the relegation zone. But with four games to go, including a tough match against FA Cup finalists Chelsea to come next week, the Swans cannot yet feel that their survival is guaranteed.

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