Man City racks up record 15th straight league win

Thursday, 14 Dec, 2017

City broke the 14-game winning streak set by Arsenal in 2002 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory away to struggling Swansea.

Guardiola's men beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 on the opening day of the season before being held to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium against Everton - the only points they have dropped so far in the domestic campaign.

"David is hugely competitive, everyone knows his skills, there is no doubt-a blind guy is able to see that-but you can not imagine how competitive he is".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ruled out any chance of complacency from his side as they set a Premier League record.

"Because he has absolutely everything, but sometimes he was thinking more about the pass and now in the last games, at West Ham it was a winning goal and again at Old Trafford".

Head coach Paul Clement said: "We started okay, we were in it, but the first goal is really disappointing".

Four teams have recorded sequences of 11 wins: Alex Ferguson's Manchester United between December 2008 and March 2009, Chelsea from April to September 2009 (under Guus Hiddink and then Carlo Ancelotti), Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool between February and April 2014 and Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City between April and September 2015.

Saturday's game should be a classic, with the Lilywhites seemingly back to somewhere near their best, and City's continued brilliance. City deserve to be celebrated as one of the finest sides in English history, simply needing the silverware now to reflect the luminosity of their football.

Serge Aurier scored a freaky goal from what looked to be an over-hit cross to break the deadlock, before the impressive Son Heung-min secured the points with his fourth goal in as many games.

Fresh from overseeing an outright record for successive Premier League victories - 15 and counting this season - with the 4-0 masterclass at Swansea, Guardiola was adamant that his side will not lose focus no matter what.

Liverpool also climbed above Burnley, who fell to sixth on goal difference, despite a goalless draw at home to West Brom.

Newcastle had Jonjo Shelvey sent off in stoppage time for two bookable offences.

Leicester manager Claude Puel enjoyed his return to Southampton, where he was sacked in the offseason, as his new team won 4-1 thanks to goals by Shinji Okazaki (2), Riyad Mahrez and Andy King.

Goals from Riyad Mahrez, Shinji Okazaki and Andy King put the Foxes firmly in control at half-time.