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5 times Manchester City humiliated their opponents this season

Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Puneet Hooda

Manchester City comfortably beat Schalke 04 by 7-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League . After a convincing victory in the first leg, City completely out played Schalke in the second leg and advance to the next round with 10-2 aggregate score.

This is not the first time City has completely outplayed their opponents, rather this is becoming a habit of Manchester City. The Citizens have already won the EFL Cup by beating Chelsea in a penalty shootout.

They are currently at the top of the Premier League, will face Swansea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are in the quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League. So, right at this moment, everything is going right for City.

Since City has won many matches with large margins this season, we will look at five times Manchester City has humiliated their opponents this season.


#5 9-0 vs Burton Albion F.C

Manchester City v Burton Albion - Carabao Cup Semi Final: First Leg
Manchester City v Burton Albion - Carabao Cup Semi Final: First Leg

In the EFL Cup semi-final first leg, Manchester City beat Burton Albion 9-0. This is City's biggest win this season. Burton Albion plays in League One (3rd tier), and they reached the semi-finals by beating Middlesbrough in the quarterfinals.

Manchester City were the favourites to win the match, but nobody expected a scoreline of 9-0. Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in the fifth minute and Gabriel Jesus scored a fantastic four in the game. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were the other goal scorers for City.


#4 7-0 vs Rotherham United

Manchester City v Rotherham United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Manchester City v Rotherham United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Manchester City won 7-0 against Rotherham United in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. The match was played at City's home ground, Etihad Stadium. Rotherham United play in the Championship (2nd tier).

Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal in the 12th minute. The match witnessed seven different goal scorers for Manchester City. Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otemandi and Leroy Sane were the other goal scorers for the Citizens.

Semi Ajayi scored an own goal for Rotherham United. City will face Swansea City in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

#3 6-0 vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City v FC Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League Group F
Manchester City v FC Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League Group F

Manchester City was placed in the group F of UEFA Champions League. During matchday four they hosted Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian side had won the Ukranian Premier league in 2018.

Manchester City broke the deadlock in the 13th minute courtesy of a David Silva goal. The home team didn't look back and scored five more goals. Brazilian striker, Gabriel Jesus scored a hattrick for City, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez were the other goal-scorers on the night.


#2 7-0 vs Schalke 04

Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Manchester City hosted German side Schalke 04 in the second leg of UEFA Champions League round of 16. The first leg had ended with a scoreline of 3-2 in favour of Manchester City.

In the second leg, City trashed Schalke 7-0. City's number 10, Sergio Aguero opened the account for Manchester City with a spot kick in 35th minute. He again scored in 38th minute. Leroy Sane scored again against his former team in the 42nd minute after scoring a fantastic freekick in the first leg.

Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus were the other goalscorers for Manchester City.

#1 6-0 vs Chelsea

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - Premier League
Manchester City v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Chelsea are one of the finest teams in the Premier League, however, they have been struggling this season. Chelsea visited Etihad Stadium for match-day 26 to play Manchester City in the Premier League. Manchester City are currently one of the best teams in Europe and they proved that by trashing Chelsea by 6-0. This was the worst defeat faced by the Chelsea in recent years.

City completely outplayed Chelsea in every aspect of the game. Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal in the fourth minute. However, the highlight of the match was Sergio Aguero's hat-trick. Aguero scored in the 13th, 19th and 59th minutes. Ilkay Gundogan also contributed to the scoreline. Chelsea only had four shots on target in the match. whereas, City had nine and a ball possession of 55.8%.

City currently sit at the top of the Premier League and they would be hoping for a back to back Premier League title. However, Liverpool is just one point short of City and are not in a mood to give up their dream of winning the Premier League.

Edited by Tobi Amoo

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