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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 October 2018

How Manchester City have dominated teams promoted to the Premier League since 2007 at the Etihad Stadium

Their unbeaten run now stands at 34 matches, with the latest success coming against Fulham on Saturday

Records were piled up for Manchester City when they waltzed to the Premier League title last season - 11 of them in fact, ranging from biggest title-winning margin to most goals and most consecutive wins.

And while it is still early days in the new season, they've continued in similar vein, racking up impressive statistics.

Although not a known record, their victory over Fulham at the weekend extended their unbeaten run at home against teams promoted to the Premier League to a whopping 34 matches, with 30 of them victories.

They last lost at home to a promoted team in February 2007 when a Leroy Lita double gave Reading the points at the Etihad Stadium.

Even hardcore City fans would have to think hard to name some of the players in their line-up that day - among them the American DaMarcus Beasley and Tunisian Hatem Trabelsi.

Italian Bernardo Corradi was on the bench alongside Daniel Sturridge, who scored in the Champions League for Liverpool against Paris Saint-Germain last night.

This was of course more than a year before the acquisition of the club by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed’s Abu Dhabi United Group, after which came the big-money transfers and trophies.

Sergio Aguero scores with virtually the last kick of the game against QPR hand Manchester City their first Premier League title on May 13, 2012. Getty Images
Sergio Aguero scores with virtually the last kick of the game against QPR to hand Manchester City their first Premier League title on May 13, 2012. Getty Images

Memorable moments from the fixtures against the promoted sides since 2007 include a Robinho hat-trick against Stoke, and the dramatic ending to the 2011/12 season when City were losing to QPR on the final day before two goals in the dying minutes won the title.

Here's the full list of Manchester City's home matches against promoted teams since the 2006/07 season when the run started:

2006/07

Man City 0-0 Sheffield United

Man City 0-0 Watford

Man City 0-2 Reading

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2007/08

Man City 1-0 Derby (M Johnson)

Man City 1-0 Birmingham (Elano)

Man City 1-0 Sunderland (Ireland)

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2008/09

Man City 3-0 Stoke (Robinho 3)

Man City 5-1 Hull City (Caicedo 2, Robinho 2, Ireland)

Man City 4-2 West Bromwich Albion (Robinho, Onuoha, Elano, Sturridge)

Robinho (September 2008). Getty Images
Robinho was one of the first big-money signings at City. Getty Images

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2009/10

Man City 1-0 Wolves (Adebayor)

Man City 3-3 Burnley (Wright-Phillips, K Toure, Bellamy)

Man City 5-1 Birmingham (Tevez 2, Adebayor 2, Onuoha)

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2010/11

Man City 2-1 Newcastle (Tevez, A Johnson)

Man City 1-0 Blackpool (A Johnson)

Man City 3-0 West Brom (Tevez 3)

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2011/12

Man City 4-0 Swansea (Dzeko, Aguero 2, D Silva)

Man City 5-1 Norwich (Aguero, Nasri, Toure, Balotelli, A Johnson)

Man City 3-2 QPR (Zabaleta, Dzeko, Aguero)

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2012/13

Man City 3-2 Southampton (Tevez, Dzeko, Nasri)

Man City 1-0 Reading (Barry)

Man City 2-1 West Ham (Aguero, Toure)

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2013/14

Man City 2-0 Hull City (Negredo, Toure)

Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace (Dzeko)

Man City 4-2 Cardiff City (Dzeko, Navas, Toure, Aguero)

Edin Dzeko (January 2011). Getty Images
Edin Dzeko scored plenty during his spell at the Etihad stadium. Getty Images

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2014/15

Man City 2-2 Burnley (D Silva, Fernandinho)

Man City 2-0 Leicester (D Silva, Milner)

Man City 6-0 QPR (Aguero 3, Kolarov, Milner, D Silva)

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2015/16

Man City 2-0 Watford (Sterling, Fernandinho)

Man City 5-1 Bournemouth (Sterling 3, Bony 2)

Man City 2-1 Norwich (Otamendi, Toure)

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2016/17

Man City 2-1 Burnley (Clichy, Aguero)

Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough (Aguero)

Man City 3-1 Hull (OG, Aguero, Delph)

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2017/18

Man City 3-1 Newcastle (Aguero 3)

Man City 0-0 Huddersfield

Man City 3-1 Brighton (Danilo, B Silva, Fernandinho)

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Fernandinho scored a rare goal against Brighton in the 2017/18 season. Reuters

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2018/19

Man City 3-0 Fulham (Sane, D Silva, Sterling)

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City face another of the promoted teams at the weekend when they visit Cardiff City following on from tonight's Champions League clash with Lyon in Manchester.

Sadly for City, their unbeaten form against the promoted teams doesn't extend to away games during the past decade.

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