Liverpool and Man City eye 105 goals to top Spurs ’61 vintage record per game

By Brian Sears 18 April 2014 The most thrilling English title race in decades has been made all the more sumptuous by the free-scoring exploits of Liverpool and Manchester City - and both clubs still have a post-war scoring record in sight. The record is the number of league goals per game in a post-war top-flight season in England, held by Bill Nicholson's marvelous Tottenham side of 1960-61, who scored an astonishing 115 goals in 42 games, at 2.74 goals per game (or, to be precise, 2.738 goals per game). Spurs's top league scorer that season was England's Bobby Smith, with 28, but...


REVEALED: Man City, Yankees, Dodgers, RM, Barca best paid in global sport

** By Nick Harris 15 April 2014 Manchester City are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2014, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine and published this week to coincide with The Magazine’s ‘Money Issue' (right, hitting newsstands this week). The average first-team pay at City has been calculated at £5.3m per year, or £102,653 per week in the period under review. The New York Yankees and LA Dodgers of Major League baseball are second and third with Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona filling the top five. Five Premier League sides make the top 20 on the list,...


Four wins in 35: Man City’s PL record at Liverpool, Palace and Everton – combined

By Brian Sears 10 April 2014 Manchester City visit Liverpool this weekend in a match that could have massive implications on the Premier League title race, with a victory for either side sure to make them odds-on favourites to win the title. If City are to succeed on Sunday, they will need to overturn their Premier League form at Anfield, where they have a woeful record in the era since England's top division was revamped. And beyond Sunday, they will have only two other away games to play - at Palace and at Everton - and they also have historically poor records at...