Manchester City defeated Leicester City 6-3 in a nine goal thriller encounter that saw the home side win and hold grip of their lead in the premier league table.
The match also produced a wonderful statistics that have made it significant. They are
Manchester City have scored six or more goals in consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since November 2013, when they beat Norwich 7-0 and Spurs 6-0.
Leicester City were 4-0 down inside 25 minutes – the first time a side had found themselves that far behind so early in a Premier League game on Boxing day. However, such result last came since Watford were 4-0 down after 15 minutes against Manchester City in September 2019.
This was the first Premier League game on Boxing Day to feature as many as nine goals, and the highest-scoring match in the top flight on 26 December since Manchester United won 6-3 at Oldham in 1991.
There were eight different scorers in this match, the most since Liverpool’s 5-3 win over Chelsea in July 2020 (also eight). Only Spurs 4-5 Arsenal in November 2004 has had more different scorers – nine, excluding own goals – in a Premier League game.