Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brilliant Blues Scored the 'Greatest Team Goal Ever'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brilliant Blues Scored the 'Greatest Team Goal Ever'

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CITY scored one of the greatest team goals in history at West Brom on Wednesday night, as Leroy Sane capped a move that began with kick-off.

The Blues kept possession from the start of the game, and all 11 players got a touch as they dragged the Baggies left and right. The only touch that the opposition got came when goalkeeper Ben Foster parried Ilkay Gundogan's shot into the path of Leroy Sane, who promptly opened the scoring.

That came after 52 passes, beginning with Gabriel Jesus at the kick-off.

The only sequence which seems to match it is Liverpool's 51-pass goal, also in the League Cup, against Bournemouth in the 2014 quarterfinal. That was flagged up by some as the greatest team goal ever scored - but it did not involve all 11 players.

Ironically, that goal also involved Raheem Sterling, who finished the move on that occasion and, for City, provided the final pass to Gundogan. …

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