PHIL FODEN’S hat-trick ignited a crazy all-time record for Premier League goals scored in a single week.
That total pipped the haul of 44 achieved for a 10-match week in both September 2020 and in May 2023.
It also means the Prem is on course for a new seasonal record of goals.
This term’s tally of 730 goals in 228 games averages out at 3.2 a game.
If that rate is maintained it would give the Prem 1,216 by the end of the campaign, beating the current highest mark of 1,084 for a 38-game season.
The England playmaker told Sky Sports afterwards: “All I set for myself is to try to better my last season.
“I try to get better stats, more assists and goals.
“I’ve done well this season but need to keep showing this level of performance.”
And the victory for Pep Guardiola‘s men completed a Prem bonanza in front of goal over recent days.
Pride of place went to Newcastle’s 4-4 home draw with revitalised Luton on Saturday.
Next best – or worst, depending on who you support – was Wolves’ 4-2 triumph at Chelsea.