Manchester City have now crossed 500 Premier League goals under Pep Guardiola. The team did it in just 207 matches, making him the fastest manager to reach the milestone. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool held the record earlier having reached the mark in 234 matches.
Kevin De Bruyne struck twice on Tuesday night, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Nathan Ake were also on the scoresheet as the defending champions hammered Leeds 7-0 on Tuesday in their 7th consecutive Premier League victory.
With Rodri producing undoubtedly one of his best performances in a Manchester City shirt, the hosts attacked at will and with great fluidity. City were absolutely relentless after Foden struck in a shot from outside the box in the eighth minute.
Another goal followed just five minutes when Mahrez curled the ball back into the penalty area for Grealish to head into the net.
Rodri played in De Bruyne to thump in a low shot in the 32nd and the fourth came four minutes into the second half, when a shot from Mahrez deflected in off Junior Firpo.
Leeds missed their most dangerous goal attempt so far as Stuart Dallas aimed the ball to the crossbar in the 55th minute and four minutes later, Jack Harrison missed another chance to take one back in for the visitors.
A minute after Foden had his goal ruled out for offside, De Bruyne was on target again with a ferocious long-range strike in the 62nd and Stones scored in the 74th. Ake’s powerful header completed Leeds’ misery four minutes later.
In a tight title race, the flurry of goals moved City within two of Liverpool’s goal difference of plus-33.
“We didn’t score as many goals this season,” manager Pep Guardiola said, “but today was a good run to be close to Liverpool and Chelsea.”
Bielsa’s Leeds United are placed 16th with 16 points in Premier League standings.