2017: Man City’s Derby Victory Equals Premier League Record

Manchester City Equal Consecutive Wins Record

Manchester City reached a Premier League record on December 10, 2017 by securing their 14th consecutive win. This memorable victory was achieved over their local rivals, Manchester United, at Old Trafford. Led by manager Pep Guardiola, the team is redefining the standard for success in English football.

The match against Manchester United was highly anticipated, given the need for Jose Mourinho’s squad to close the gap with the dominant City. However, the local derby resulted in a 2-1 win for City, increasing their lead over United to an impressive 11 points. The winning goal came from Nicolas Otamendi, who propelled Guardiola’s team to a momentous victory.

This 14th consecutive victory also brought an end to a 40-match unbeaten streak for Manchester United at home. It further solidified City’s dominance in the league. The win marked a new top-flight record run within the same season, equaling the accomplishment of Arsenal at the end of the 2001-02 season and the beginning of the 2002-03 season.

After the victory, Guardiola expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance. He indicated that critics had doubted whether the style of play that had brought City success could work in England. However, City has proven that their style of play is effective in the English Premier League.

The match against United saw David Silva securing the lead for City in the first half. Although United was able to equalize before halftime, Otamendi’s goal early in the second half sealed the win for City. The victory propelled them to an eventual 18-match winning streak, solidifying their position at the top of the league.

After their remarkable win against Manchester United, City continued their dominance with wins against teams such as Swansea, Tottenham, Bournemouth, and Newcastle. Their record-setting season culminated with another milestone, as they became the first team to reach 100 points in a top-flight season in England, finishing 19 points ahead of Manchester United.

Indeed, Manchester City’s 14th consecutive win marked a historic moment, not only for the club but also for English football. The team’s relentless pursuit of excellence has set a new standard of achievement in the Premier League, leaving a lasting legacy in the sport.


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