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Century up for insatiable City

Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 12.44CET
"We are not done yet," was the ominous warning given by a delighted Edin Džeko after the Manchester City FC forward scored the club's 100th goal in all competitions this term.
by Dan Ross
from London
Century up for insatiable City
Edin Džeko celebrates after opening the scoring against Cardiff - City's 100th goal in 2013/14 ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 12.44CET

Century up for insatiable City

"We are not done yet," was the ominous warning given by a delighted Edin Džeko after the Manchester City FC forward scored the club's 100th goal in all competitions this term.

"We are not done yet," warned Edin Džeko after the Manchester City FC forward scored the club's 100th goal in all competitions this season in Saturday's 4-2 home defeat of Cardiff City FC.

It took Džeko just 14 minutes to open the scoring against the south Wales club and bring up the century. Jesús Navas, Yaya Touré and Sergio Agüero took City's Premier League tally to 63 this term and ensured that replies from Craig Noone and Frazier Campbell did not spoil their afternoon. The free-scoring Citizens have also plundered 18 in the UEFA Champions League, six in the FA Cup and 16 in the English League Cup.

"A goal is a goal. Every goal is important. I was a little bit lucky with it, but I'll take it. I'm very happy – first that we got the win, and then of course that I was the one to get the 100th goal," said Džeko. "I have been here three years and I am really enjoying it at the moment. The team is playing amazing football, we're scoring a lot of goals, and we just have to keep playing like this."

The landmark strike sent Manuel Pellegrini's men on their way to a seventh straight league victory. It was also the 12th match this term in which they have scored four goals or more. Among them, City hit Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC for six and sent four past neighbours Manchester United FC, taking their total haul to 103 in 34 matches – and snatching a Premier League record from Chelsea FC, who took a further eight fixtures to chalk up their century of goals last season. 

City will now have one eye on another Chelsea milestone – the 103 Premier League goals netted by the Blues' in their double-winning 2009/10 season. On the horizon, meanwhile, is the chance to eclipse the 143 strikes posted by United's Busby Babes in all competitions back in 1956/57.

Perhaps the truest indication of the firepower City possess is that 16-goal Džeko still lags behind Álvaro Negredo and Sergio Agüero, who both have registered 21 times in all competitions. Touré, often employed as a defensive midfielder, has incredibly scored on 14 occasions.

"We have a lot of games left to play and we will score a lot more goals," added Džeko. "We are not done yet. It is definitely a great achievement, but we want to win something, and that will feel even better. We are still in all four competitions and we'll see how far we can go."

A point behind Arsenal FC in persuit of a second Premier League crown, having progressed in both the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup and with one foot in the English League Cup final, can anyone stop City and their insatiable attack?

Last updated: 19/01/14 16.11CET

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