Key facts as Manchester City hit five for 32nd time under Pep Guardiola

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Manchester City Erling Haaland scored a hattrick at the Etihad Stadium to help his club to a 6-0 victory vs Nottingham Forest in their Premier League encounter on Wednesday night.

Here are some key points in the aftermath of the game:

  • Manchester City’s tally of 18 goals after five games is the most in their history at this stage of a league campaign. The last side to exceed 18 after five games in the Premier League were Manchester United in 2011-12 (21 goals).
  • Nottingham Forest have conceded 6+ goals in a league game for the first time since March 2005 against Ipswich (0-6); there were 796 games between that game and tonight’s match.
  • In the Premier League, Manchester City have scored 5+ goals in a game for the 32nd time under Pep Guardiola, which accounts for 14% of their games under the Spaniard in the competition (32/233). It’s more than twice as many such games as any other side in this time (Liverpool, 15).
  • Erling Haaland’s hattrick on Wednesday night meant the forward has now scored nine goals in his first five PL games—one more than Sergio Aguero did in the same span in his debut season.

Manchester City will next travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa by 5:30 pm (WAT) on September 3.

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