Manchester City made it a remarkable 20 wins in a row on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s side just look at another level right now in the Premier League. Let’s explain just what an achievement their run is and what it may mean for the rest of the season.
Record-breaking City keep on winning
Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to make it 20 wins in a row and to go 13 points clear in the Premier League.
Goals from defenders Ruben Dias and John Stones were enough to beat a good West Ham side who equalised towards the end of the first half through Michail Antonio. But City did what they’ve been doing all season and found a way to win.
If they can avoid defeat to Wolves on Tuesday, they’d equal their own 2017 record of going 28 games unbeaten.
In the process, Guardiola also became the fastest manager to get to 200 wins in the Premier League, needing just 273 matches to get there.
Four trophies still up for grabs
The Premier League isn’t the only competition where they’ll fancy their chances of silverware.
They have an EFL Cup final to look forward to against Tottenham where they’re strong favourites, they’re still in the FA Cup and in a good position in the Champions League where they’re 2-0 up against Monchengladbach.
It’s not impossible they could win all four.
Wolves up next on Tuesday
Next up is Wolves in the Premier League, though. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side drew 1-1 at Newcastle on Saturday night and are generally seen as a tough team to break down.
Last season they beat Man City both home and away to complete a rare double over them but then again, City are a very different side this season to the one who lost far too many games last campaign.
The smart money is on City going out and winning again as more records threaten to tumble.