Manchester City break 15-year-old Arsenal record with victory over Swansea
City break Arsenal’s record of consecutive PL wins
Manchester City have set a new Premier League record of 15-consecutive wins after a 4-0 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
The result means City have bettered the 14-straight victories Arsenal managed between February and August 2002.
Pep Guardiola’s side had equalled Arsenal’s Premier League record of 14 straight successes on Sunday after outclassing local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
In beating United, they became the first team to win 14 consecutive Premier League games in a single season, with Arsenal’s achievement spanning the 2001-02 and 2002-03 campaigns.
City have now taken 49 points from 17 games so far this season, which represents the best-ever start to an English top-flight campaign.
Tottenham’s great double-winning side of 1960-61 previously held the record but our win at the Liberty Stadium means we have taken three more points than Bill Nicholson’s men managed at this stage of the campaign.
City have dropped just two points all season, with the draw at home to Everton the only blot on our copybook thus far.
In sweeping all before them in the league, City have rattled in 52 goals in their 17 games, and have conceded just 11.
City also take on Leicester City away in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup next week and will face Swiss side Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League in February.
Everyone at City congratulates Pep Guardiola and all the players on a magnificent achievement.