Manchester City broke all kinds of Premier League records in its win over Brighton

Manchester City’s bid to be remembered as the greatest Premier League team ever, and perhaps the best in the history of English football, took one massive step into the record books on Wednesday against Brighton.

The Citizens broke Premier League marks for points (97), wins (31), and goals (105) in a 3-1 victory over the Seagulls.

Danilo tied 2009-10 Chelsea’s goal mark in the 16th minute. Bernardo Silva beat it in the 34th.

And Fernandinho piled on in the second half.

The Citizens had to wait for their records. They stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield over the weekend, the first time all season they had been held scoreless at home.

But there was no holding them down any longer on Wednesday. And the century mark for points is still within reach, achievable with a win at Southampton on Sunday, the Premier League season’s final day.

Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – May 9, 2018 Manchester City’s Yaya Toure speaks with Vincent Kompany (R), Ilkay Gundogan (2nd L) and Bernardo Silva (L) as he is substituted off. Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

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