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2017–18 Manchester City F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Manchester City's 116th season of competitive football, 89th season in the top division of English football and 21st season in the Premier League since the league was first created.[1] In addition to the Premier League, the club also competed in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and UEFA Champions League.

Manchester City
2017–18 season
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Manchester City line-up against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League, on 26 September 2017
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
StadiumEtihad Stadium
Premier League1st
FA CupFifth round
League CupWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Sergio Agüero (21)

All:
Sergio Agüero (30)
Highest home attendance54,452 vs. Newcastle
Lowest home attendance45,310 vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

City won their third Premier League title on 15 April 2018 following West Bromwich Albion's 1–0 win away to second place Manchester United, and the EFL Cup with a 3–0 win over Arsenal.

The team set a number of Premier League records during the season, including: most points (100), most away points (50), most points ahead of second (19), most wins (32), most away wins (16), most goals (106), best goal difference (+79) and most consecutive victories (18). The team also equalled the record for the earliest Premier League title win (5 games to spare), beating every other team in the league throughout the season, and recording the most consecutive away wins (11).[2]

An Amazon Original docuseries of the season titled All or Nothing: Manchester City was released on Amazon Video on 17 August 2018.

Contents

Season reviewEdit

On 1 November, Sergio Agüero scored his 178th City goal in a 4–2 Champions League away victory over Napoli to become the club's all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing the previous total by Eric Brook.[3]

On 25 February, City won their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era, beating Arsenal 3–0 at Wembley Stadium to win the 2017–18 EFL Cup.

On 15 April, City were confirmed as Premier League champions following Manchester United's 0–1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.[4] This was their third Premier League title and fifth English top flight title at the time and also completed their second league and League Cup double in 4 years.

City broke and set several new club and English football records during their 2017–18 campaign:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

  • new National records for consecutive away (11) and overall victories (20) in all competitions; and for consecutive league wins (18)
  • new Premier League records for most points (100); most goals scored (106); total wins achieved (32) in a single season; largest winning margin (19 pts); largest goal difference (+79); away games won in a season (16); away points won in a season (50 pts); and the youngest ever premier league winner (Phil Foden -17 years 350 days)
  • equalled the Premier League record for consecutive away league wins (11)
  • new club records for consecutive games unbeaten in all competitions (28); consecutive games unbeaten in the league (30); consecutive home wins in all competitions (20); and fewest goals conceded in a fully played season (non-war) (27)

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

On 16 May 2017, Manchester City announced they would face Manchester United as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup.[12] Matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid were also confirmed as part of the same tournament.[13] A standalone pre-season friendly against West Ham United also took place in Iceland.[14] A friendly was also scheduled against partner club Girona to take place after the first match of the Premier League season.[15]

International Champions CupEdit

Super MatchEdit

Costa Brava TrophyEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 32 4 2 106 27 +79 100 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Manchester United 38 25 6 7 68 28 +40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 23 8 7 74 36 +38 77
4 Liverpool 38 21 12 5 84 38 +46 75
5 Chelsea 38 21 7 10 62 38 +24 70 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[16]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2017–18 FA Cup (Chelsea) and the winners of the 2017–18 EFL Cup (Manchester City) both qualified for European competition based on their league positions, the berths awarded to the 5th-placed team (Europa League group stage) and the League Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) were passed down the league.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 32 4 2 106 27  +79 100 16 2 1 61 14  +47 16 2 1 45 13  +32

Last updated: 13 May 2018.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAAHHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHHA
ResultWDWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDWLWWDWWWWWLWWWDWW
Position34221111111111111111111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2018. Source: 11v11
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

On 14 June 2017, Manchester City's Premier League fixtures were announced.[17]

FA CupEdit

Manchester City entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to Burnley.[18] They were handed an away tie against Cardiff City in the fourth round proper.[19] In the fifth round City were drawn away to Wigan Athletic.

EFL CupEdit

Manchester City entered the competition in the third round and were drawn away to West Bromwich Albion.[20] A home tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers was confirmed for the fourth round.[21] The club were handed an away tie against Leicester City in the quarter-finals.[22] In the two-legged semi-finals, Manchester City were drawn against Bristol City as the home team, thus hosting the first leg and playing the second one away from home at Bristol.[23]

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

On 24 August 2017, Manchester City were drawn into Group F alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord.[24] The club topped their group in the group stages and were handed a round of 16 two legged tie against Basel from the Swiss Super League.[25]

Group stageEdit


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Advance to knockout phase
2   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 4 0 2 9 9 0 12
3   Napoli 6 2 0 4 11 11 0 6 Transfer to Europa League
4   Feyenoord 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes
  1. ^ Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit

Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Claudio Bravo 35 EU 2016 43 0 2020 £15.4M Second nationality: Spain[26]
2 RB   Kyle Walker 27 EU 2017 48 0 2022 £45M
3 RB   Danilo 26 Non-EU 2017 38 3 2022 £26.5M
4 CB   Vincent Kompany (captain) 32 EU 2008 334 19 2019 £6M
5 CB   John Stones 23 EU 2016 67 5 2022 £47.5M
7 RW   Raheem Sterling 23 EU 2015 140 44 2020 £44M
8 CM   İlkay Gündoğan 27 EU 2016 64 11 2020 £20M
10 ST   Sergio Agüero 29 EU 2011 292 199 2020 £31.5M Leading all time goalscorer for the club
14 CB   Aymeric Laporte 23 EU 2018 13 0 2023 £57M Record signing
15 CB   Eliaquim Mangala 27 EU 2014 79 0 2019 £42M Loaned out to Everton on 31 January 2018[27]
17 AM   Kevin De Bruyne 26 EU 2015 142 35 2023 £54.5M
18 CM   Fabian Delph 28 EU 2015 69 5 2020 £8M
19 LW   Leroy Sané 22 EU 2016 86 23 2021 £37M
20 RM   Bernardo Silva 23 EU 2017 53 9 2022 £43.5M
21 AM   David Silva 32 EU 2010 346 61 2020 £24M
22 LB   Benjamin Mendy 23 EU 2017 8 0 2022 £52M
24 CB   Tosin Adarabioyo 20 EU 2003 8 0 2021 0Youth system Academy graduate
25 DM   Fernandinho 33 Non-EU 2013 230 22 2020 £30M
30 CB   Nicolás Otamendi 30 Non-EU 2015 136 7 2022 £28M
31 GK   Ederson 24 EU 2017 45 0 2025 £34.9M Second nationality: Portugal[28]
33 ST   Gabriel Jesus 21 Non-EU 2017 53 24 2021 £27M
35 AM   Oleksandr Zinchenko 21 Non-EU 2016 14 0 2021 £1.7M
42 CM   Yaya Touré 35 Non-EU 2010 316 82 2018 £24M
43 FW   Lukas Nmecha 19 EU 2007 3 0 2021 0Youth system Academy graduate
47 AM   Phil Foden 17 EU 2008 10 0 2020 0Youth system Academy graduate
55 AM   Brahim Díaz 18 EU 2015 11 0 2019 £0.2M Academy graduate

Last updated: 13 May 2018
Source: mancity.com
Ordered by squad number. Appearances include league and cup appearances, including as substitute.
Ages are as at the end of the 2017–18 season.

StatisticsEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

As of match played 13 May 2018[29][30]

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Total
Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps      
1   Claudio Bravo GK 3 3 6 1 13
2   Kyle Walker DF 32 2 1 3 6 1 7 1 48 4 1
3   Danilo DF 23 3 2 3 1 6 2 6 2 38 3 7
4   Vincent Kompany DF 17 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 21 2 6
5   John Stones DF 18 2 4 5 3 29 3
7   Raheem Sterling FW 33 18 3 1 2 1 4 1 8 4 1 45 23 5 1
8   İlkay Gündoğan MF 30 4 3 3 6 1 9 2 2 48 6 6
10   Sergio Agüero FW 25 21 2 3 2 4 3 7 4 39 30 2
14   Aymeric Laporte DF 9 1 1 3 13 1
15   Eliaquim Mangala DF 9 4 2 1 15 1
17   Kevin De Bruyne MF 37 8 2 3 1 4 2 8 1 4 52 12 6
18   Fabian Delph MF 22 1 2 1 1 1 1 5 29 1 3 1
19   Leroy Sané FW 32 10 4 3 1 5 3 1 9 49 14 5
20   Bernardo Silva MF 35 6 3 1 6 1 9 1 1 53 9 1
21   David Silva MF 29 9 5 2 2 1 1 7 40 10 6
22   Benjamin Mendy DF 7 2 1 8 2
24   Tosin Adarabioyo DF 2 2 4
25   Fernandinho MF 34 5 7 3 1 3 2 8 2 48 5 12
30   Nicolás Otamendi DF 34 4 9 2 2 8 1 2 46 5 11
31   Ederson GK 36 1 9 1 45 1
33   Gabriel Jesus FW 29 13 6 4 9 4 2 42 17 8
35   Oleksandr Zinchenko MF 8 1 1 4 1 14 1
42   Yaya Touré MF 10 1 4 1 3 17 2
43   Lukas Nmecha FW 2 1 3
47   Phil Foden MF 5 2 3 10
55   Brahim Díaz MF 5 1 1 3 10
72   Tom Dele-Bashiru MF 1 1
Own goals 3 3
Totals 106 58 2 6 2 1 11 12 0 20 19 0 143 91 3

GoalscorersEdit

As of match played 13 May 2018[30]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total goals are equal.

No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League TOTAL
10 FW   Sergio Agüero 21 2 3 4 30
7 MF   Raheem Sterling 18 1 0 4 23
33 FW   Gabriel Jesus 13 0 0 4 17
19 FW   Leroy Sané 10 1 3 0 14
17 MF   Kevin De Bruyne 8 1 2 1 12
21 MF   David Silva 9 0 1 0 10
20 MF   Bernardo Silva 6 1 1 1 9
8 MF   İlkay Gündoğan 4 0 0 2 6
25 MF   Fernandinho 5 0 0 0 5
30 DF   Nicolás Otamendi 4 0 0 1 5
3 DF   Danilo 3 0 0 0 3
5 DF   John Stones 0 0 0 3 3
4 DF   Vincent Kompany 1 0 1 0 2
18 MF   Fabian Delph 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 3 0 0 0 3
Totals 106 6 11 20 143

Clean sheetsEdit

As of match played 13 May 2018

The list is sorted by shirt number when total clean sheets are equal. Numbers in parentheses represent games where both goalkeepers participated and both kept a clean sheet; the number in parentheses is awarded to the goalkeeper who was substituted on, whilst a full clean sheet is awarded to the goalkeeper who was on the field at the start of play.

No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League TOTAL
31   Ederson 17 0 0 4 21
1   Claudio Bravo 1 (1) 1 2 0 4 (1)
Totals 18 (1) 1 2 4 25 (1)

AwardsEdit

Etihad Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player
August[31]   Raheem Sterling
September[32]   Kevin De Bruyne
October[33]
November[34]   Raheem Sterling
December[35]   Nicolás Otamendi
January[36]   Kevin De Bruyne
February[37]   Sergio Agüero
March[38]   David Silva

Premier League Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player
October[39]   Leroy Sané
January[40]   Sergio Agüero

Premier League Manager of the MonthEdit

In December 2017, Pep Guardiola became the first manager in Premier League history to be awarded four consecutive Manager of the Month awards.[41]

Month Manager
September[42]   Pep Guardiola
October[39]
November[43]
December[41]

UEFA Team of the YearEdit

Year Player
2017[44]   Kevin De Bruyne

BBC Young Sports Personality of the YearEdit

Year Winner Achievement
2017[45]   Phil Foden Won the Golden Ball as the best player at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, helping England win the tournament.

Alan Hardaker TrophyEdit

Year Winner Achievement
2018[46]   Vincent Kompany Was named man of the match in the 2018 EFL Cup Final

PFA Team of the YearEdit

Season Pos. Player
2017–18[47]
DF   Kyle Walker
DF   Nicolás Otamendi
MF   David Silva
MF   Kevin De Bruyne
FW   Sergio Agüero

PFA Young Player of the YearEdit

Season Player
2017–18[48]   Leroy Sané

Premier League Playmaker of the SeasonEdit

Inaugural award to the Premier League Player with the most league assists in the season.

Season Player Number of assists
2017–18[49]   Kevin De Bruyne 16

Premier League Manager of the SeasonEdit

Season Manager
2017–18[50]   Pep Guardiola

LMA Manager of the YearEdit

Season Manager
2017–18[51]   Pep Guardiola

Etihad Player of the SeasonEdit

Manchester City's player of the season.

Season Player
2017–18[52]   Kevin De Bruyne

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

First Team
Date Position No. Player From club Transfer fee
1 July 2017 MF 20   Bernardo Silva   Monaco £43m[53]
1 July 2017 GK 31   Ederson   Benfica £34.9m[54]
14 July 2017 DF 2   Kyle Walker   Tottenham Hotspur £45m[55]
23 July 2017 DF 3   Danilo   Real Madrid £26.5m[56]
24 July 2017 DF 22   Benjamin Mendy   Monaco £49.3m[57]
30 January 2018 DF 14   Aymeric Laporte   Athletic Bilbao £57m[58]
EDS, Academy and other
Date Position No. Player From club Transfer fee
3 July 2017 DF   Eric García   Barcelona £1.45m[59]
13 July 2017 MF   Uriel Antuna   Santos Laguna undisclosed[60][61]
15 July 2017 MF   Douglas Luiz   Vasco da Gama £10.2m[62]
11 August 2017 MF   Luka Ilić   Red Star Belgrade £2.5m[63]
12 August 2017 FW   Olarenwaju Kayode   Austria Wien undisclosed[64]
27 August 2017 MF   Aminu Mohammed   WAFA £2m[65]
1 January 2018 DF   Erik Palmer-Brown   Sporting Kansas City Free[66]
27 January 2018 MF   Mix Diskerud   New York City Free (released)[67]
30 January 2018 MF   Jack Harrison   New York City Undisclosed[68]

Transfers outEdit

First Team
Exit date Position No. Player To club Transfer fee
1 July 2017 GK 13   Willy Caballero   Chelsea Free (Released)[69]
1 July 2017 DF 22   Gaël Clichy   İstanbul Başakşehir Free (Released)[70]
1 July 2017 MF 15   Jesús Navas   Sevilla Free (Released)[71]
1 July 2017 DF 3   Bacary Sagna   Benevento Calcio Free (Released)[72]
1 July 2017 DF 5   Pablo Zabaleta   West Ham United Free (Released)[73]
11 July 2017 MF 36   Bruno Zuculini   Hellas Verona £1.25m[74]
16 July 2017 FW 9   Nolito   Sevilla £7.65m[75]
22 July 2017 DF 11   Aleksandar Kolarov   Roma £5.25m[76]
3 August 2017 FW 72   Kelechi Iheanacho   Leicester City £25m[77]
4 August 2017 MF 6   Fernando   Galatasaray £4.75m[78]
21 August 2017 MF 11   Samir Nasri   Antalyaspor £2m[79]
31 August 2017 FW 14   Wilfried Bony   Swansea City £12m[80]
EDS, Academy and other
Exit date Position No. Player To club Transfer fee
1 July 2017 FW 48   Enes Ünal   Villarreal £11.9m[81]
1 July 2017 DF   Callum Bullock Unattached Free (Released)[82]
1 July 2017 MF   Aaron Mooy   Huddersfield Town £8m[83]
1 July 2017 GK 64   Billy O'Brien   Macclesfield Town Free (Released)[84][85]
1 July 2017 DF 74   Ellis Plummer   Motherwell Free (Released)[82][86]
6 July 2017 FW   Rubén Sobrino   Alavés £1.7m[87]
7 July 2017 DF   Joe Coveney   Nottingham Forest Undisclosed[88]
12 July 2017 MF   Olivier Ntcham   Celtic £4.25m[89]
24 July 2017 MF 61   James Horsfield   NAC Breda Undisclosed[90]
11 August 2017 MF   Zackarias Faour   IK Sirius Undisclosed[91]
31 August 2017 FW 48   Jadon Sancho   Borussia Dortmund £8m[92]
10 September 2017 FW 53   Denzeil Boadu   Borussia Dortmund II Undisclosed
6 November 2017 FW 51   David Faupala   Zorya Luhansk Free (Released)[93]
5 January 2018 DF 46   Shay Facey   Northampton Town Undisclosed[94]

Loans outEdit

First Team
Start date End date Position No. Player To club
1 July 2017 30 June 2018 GK 54   Angus Gunn   Norwich City[95]
4 July 2017 30 June 2018 DF 69   Angeliño   NAC Breda[96]
18 July 2017 30 June 2018 GK   Joe Hart   West Ham United[97]
31 July 2017 30 June 2018 DF 50   Pablo Maffeo   Girona[98]
1 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF 75   Aleix García   Girona[99]
1 August 2017 15 January 2018[a] FW 29   Marlos Moreno   Girona[100]
28 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF 27   Patrick Roberts   Celtic[101]
31 August 2017 30 June 2018 DF 28   Jason Denayer   Galatasaray[102]
16 January 2018 31 December 2018 FW 29   Marlos Moreno   Flamengo[103]
31 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF 15   Eliaquim Mangala   Everton[27]
EDS, Academy and other
Start date End date Position No. Player To club
1 July 2017 30 June 2018 FW 68   Thierry Ambrose   NAC Breda[104]
1 July 2017 28 July 2017[b] MF   Anthony Cáceres   Melbourne City[105]
1 July 2017 30 June 2018 MF 67   Paolo Fernandes   NAC Breda[104]
1 July 2017 30 June 2018 MF 76   Manu García   NAC Breda[106]
1 July 2017 30 June 2018 DF   Pablo Marí   NAC Breda[104]
1 July 2017 1 January 2018 DF 56   Ashley Smith-Brown   Hearts[107]
3 July 2017 30 June 2018 MF 59   Bersant Celina   Ipswich Town[108]
11 July 2017 31 December 2017 DF 45   Chidiebere Nwakali   Sogndal[109]
21 July 2017 30 June 2018 FW   Thomas Agyepong   NAC Breda[110]
28 July 2017 30 June 2018 MF   Anthony Cáceres   Al-Wasl[111][112]
1 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF   Luke Brattan   Melbourne City[113]
1 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF   Douglas Luiz   Girona[114]
3 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF 78   Rodney Kongolo   Doncaster Rovers[115]
3 August 2017 12 January 2018[c] FW 70   Isaac Buckley-Ricketts   Twente[117]
8 August 2017 30 June 2019 FW   Uriel Antuna   Groningen[118]
11 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF   Ivan Ilić   Red Star Belgrade[63]
11 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF   Luka Ilić   Red Star Belgrade[63]
11 August 2017 2 March 2018[d] FW   Olarenwaju Kayode   Girona[64]
17 August 2017 30 June 2018 MF 62   Brandon Barker   Hibernian[119]
23 August 2017 1 January 2018 MF 57   Aaron Nemane   Rangers[120]
31 August 2017 1 January 2018 MF 52   Kean Bryan   Oldham Athletic[121]
1 September 2017 1 January 2018 GK 60   Kjetil Haug   Peralada-Girona B[122]
1 September 2017 30 June 2018 FW   Yaw Yeboah   Real Oviedo[123]
1 January 2018 31 December 2018 MF   Ernest Agyiri   Vålerenga Fotball[124]
7 January 2018 30 June 2018 MF 57   Aaron Nemane   Go Ahead Eagles[125]
10 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF   Chidiebere Nwakali   Aberdeen[126]
12 January 2018 30 June 2018 FW 70   Isaac Buckley-Ricketts   Oxford United[116]
16 January 2018 30 June 2018 MF 52   Kean Bryan   Oldham Athletic[127]
29 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF 56   Ashley Smith-Brown   Oxford United[128]
29 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF   Philippe Sandler   PEC Zwolle
30 January 2018 30 June 2018 MF   Jack Harrison   Middlesbrough[68]
31 January 2018 30 June 2018 MF   Divine Naah   AFC Tubize[129]
31 January 2018 30 June 2018 MF 82   Jacob Davenport   Burton Albion[130]
31 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF   Erik Palmer-Brown   KV Kortrijk[131]
31 January 2018 30 June 2018 DF 58   Charlie Oliver   Fleetwood Town[132]
16 February 2018 31 December 2018 MF   Mix Diskerud   IFK Göteborg[133]
2 March 2018 30 June 2018 FW   Olarenwaju Kayode   Shakhtar Donetsk[134]
  1. ^ Moreno's planned season long loan at Girona was cancelled on 15 January, and he subsequently joined Flamengo on loan
  2. ^ Cáceres's planned season long loan at Melbourne City was cancelled on 28 July, and he subsequently joined Al Wasl on loan
  3. ^ Buckley-Ricketts' season-long loan to FC Twente was ended on 12 January 2018, and he subsequently joined Oxford United on loan.[116]
  4. ^ Kayode's planned season long loan at Girona was cancelled on 2 March, and he subsequently joined Shakhtar Donetsk on loan

Overall transfer activityEdit

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