Who has been on the pitch for most of Manchester City’s goals this season?

On Saturday Manchester City took their goal tally up to 56 in only 18 Premier League games this season.  That’s more than 14 teams scored through the entire 2016-17 campaign, including rivals Manchester United.

Raheem Sterling is currently the Citizens’ top scorer with 11 goals in his 16 appearances (13 starts).  The forward has been on the pitch for 42 of his team’s goals this season.

The 23-year-old has been on the pitch for 1,209 minutes meaning every 29 minutes he has been on the pitch this season he has seen a goal.

However, left-back Benjamin Mendy averages the fewest minutes per goal on the pitch (excluding Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cameo appearances).  The summer signing from AS Monaco has only made four Premier League appearances this season though after his debut season was cut short due to injury.  During his time on the pitch however, City were scoring a goal every 23 minutes on average.

Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho have been been on the pitch for 52 of the 56 Premier League goals Manchester City have scored this season – more than any of their other outfield players.

Details of all of Manchester City’s outfield players can be seen below:

Player Goals Scored Mins Played Mins Played per Goal
Phil Foden 1 7 7
Oleksandr Zinchenko 1 17 17
Benjamin Mendy 13 299 23
Bernardo Silva 18 457 25
John Stones 33 887 27
Eliaquim Mangala 14 380 27
Danilo 17 471 28
Leroy Sané 40 1118 28
Sergio Agüero 36 1014 28
Fernandinho 52 1474 28
Kyle Walker 49 1394 28
Gabriel Jesus 32 915 29
Raheem Sterling 42 1209 29
Nicolás Otamendi 52 1511 29
David Silva 49 1429 29
Kevin De Bruyne 52 1548 30
Fabian Delph 36 1083 30
Yaya Touré 2 61 31
İlkay Gündoğan 9 310 34
Vincent Kompany 11 576 52

Benjamin Mendy also tops the chart for most minutes played per goals conceded.  Charlie Daniels’ cracking strike versus the Citizens at the Vitality Stadium back in August is the only time the French international has seen a goal go in against his team this season.

Interestingly, Eliaquim Mangala averages the longest time between goals among City’s centre-backs, with Vincent Kompany at the bottom.

Manchester City fans may not be too pleased to see Fabian Delph propping up the table after replacing the injured Mendy.  Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus only fares a little better.

Nicolás Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne are the only two outfield players to have been on the pitch for all dozen goals City have conceded this season.

The full table of outfield Manchester City players is as follows:

Player Goals Conceded Mins Played Mins Played per Goal Conceded
Benjamin Mendy 1 299 299
Sergio Agüero 4 1014 254
Danilo 2 471 236
Eliaquim Mangala 2 380 190
İlkay Gündoğan 2 310 155
Bernardo Silva 3 457 152
John Stones 6 887 148
Fernandinho 11 1474 134
David Silva 11 1429 130
Kevin De Bruyne 12 1548 129
Kyle Walker 11 1394 127
Nicolás Otamendi 12 1511 126
Leroy Sané 9 1118 124
Raheem Sterling 10 1209 121
Vincent Kompany 5 576 115
Gabriel Jesus 8 915 114
Fabian Delph 10 1083 108
Phil Foden 1 7 7
Yaya Touré 0 61 N/A
Oleksandr Zinchenko 0 17 N/A

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