There is no stopping for Man City after they recorded their 20th win on the bounce against West Ham on Saturday to consolidate their position at the top of the log.
Pep Guardiola’s men have now won their last 14 league matches which have seen talk of a potential quadruple grow louder; the team currently 13 points above second-placed Man United who play Chelsea on Sunday.
And Opta has collected the standout statistics from this recent record-breaking run.
- The win over West Ham was Guardiola’s 200th win in charge of City. No manager in the history of English football has reached that milestone quicker. It was also the 500th win over his managerial career.
- City have taken the lead in 19 of the 20 matches during this winning streak.
- John Stones and Ruben Dias have started 16 games together this season. Over those games, City has conceded three goals, while the two defenders have scored five.
- Before West Ham’s Michail Antonio scored on Saturday, City had gone 18.5 hours without conceding a goal at The Etihad. That’s longer than all six Lord Of The Rings and all Hobbit films combined.
- Not once over this run have they conceded more than one goal, a record that also stretches back 27 games to the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in November. They’ve kept 19 clean sheets and shipped just eight goals conceded over the full unbeaten run to date.
- Kevin De Bruyne now finds himself joint with Harry Kane at the top of the Premier League assists chart in 2020-21 with 11.
- This is the longest winning streak in English football history. The previous record was 17 games from George Graham’s Arsenal back in 1987.