11 Feb Guardiola’s document at Man Metropolis is formally higher than his time at Barca as his listing of information grows
Manchester Metropolis might have sauntered into the FA Cup quarterfinals with a routine 3-1 win over Swansea Metropolis on Wednesday, nevertheless it was a end result that made historical past (stream the replay on Football4cast+ within the U.S.).
Objectives from Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus have been sufficient to safe the end result on the Liberty Stadium, regardless of 20-year-old debutant Morgan Whittaker pulling one again for the Swans late on.
Leap to: Information damaged by Guardiola’s Man Metropolis
Not solely did Pep Guardiola’s aspect make it by to the final eight with out breaking a lot of a sweat, additionally they entered the document books by racking up their 15th successive win in all home competitions.
The earlier document was co-held by Preston North Finish, who gained 14 consecutive video games throughout the 1891-92 season, and the Arsenal team of 1987-88, who matched the feat almost a century later. During their record-breaking streak, City have scored 40 goals and conceded just five at the other end.
It’s worth noting that Guardiola’s all-conquering City team actually “won” 20 consecutive matches in all competitions between August and December 2017, However, the 12th game in the run was a penalty shootout win over Wolves in the Carabao Cup, and shootout victories are officially recorded as draws by most record-keepers.
The win was also a personal landmark for Guardiola, as with it he surpassed the win percentage he achieved during his glorious spell in charge of Barcelona, when he won 14 major trophies including two Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles. Guardiola’s stint at Bayern Munich remains the spell with the best win percentage, although his three-year spell in Germany took in significantly fewer matches than his time at Barca and City.
Man City: 73% (195 in 268 matches)
Barcelona: 72% (179 in 247 matches)
Bayern: 75% (121 in 161 matches)
Of course, this is just the latest in a long line of statistical milestones reached and records broken by Guardiola and his Man City charges. Here’s a look back at the other records he’s smashed since taking up the reins at the Etihad in 2016.
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Biggest Premier League title-winning margin
City were incredibly dominant in 2017-18, winning the league title with a 19-point gulf between themselves and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who finished in second place. Just to make it all the sweeter, the previous record had also belonged to United, who won the 1999-2000 title by 18 points. City can also boast the narrowest title-winning margin too, after they pinched the 2011-12 championship from under United’s noses on goal difference thanks to Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season.
Most Premier League points in a season
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One other document set on the ultimate day of the 2017-18 season, when Metropolis narrowly beat Southampton 1-0 (thanks to a late, late goal from Jesus) to complete with a win and thus attain the landmark total of 100 factors. Liverpool regarded on course to interrupt Metropolis’s document in 2019-20, however finally fell in need of The Centurions as they completed their title-winning marketing campaign with 99 factors.
Most Premier League wins in a season
Metropolis powered to 32 victories throughout the 2017-18 Premier League season to interrupt a document that had solely been set the season earlier than, when Antonio Conte’s Chelsea gained 30 of their video games en path to lifting the title.
Most Premier League objectives in a season
With Aguero and Sterling in pink sizzling kind, Metropolis scored 106 objectives in 2017-18. With Pep’s aspect averaging 2.7 objectives a recreation, it is a tally that is still unmatched.
Greatest Premier League objective distinction in a season
Given the sheer quantity of objectives scored, it should not come as a lot of a shock to seek out that Metropolis ended the 2017-18 season with a document excessive objective distinction too. Their defending was as adept their attacking, as Guardiola’s males conceded simply 27 objectives in 38 matches, leaving them with an unparalleled objective distinction of +79.
Most Premier League wins in a row
A document co-held with Liverpool, Metropolis gained 18 league matches in a row between August and December 2017, throughout which era they scored 58 objectives and conceded simply 11. All of it got here to an finish on New 12 months’s Eve, with a reasonably drab goalless draw towards Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Most Premier League away wins in a row
A document amassed throughout two seasons, starting with a 5-Zero trouncing of Watford on the ultimate day of the 2016-17 season and ending with a 1-Zero win over Newcastle the next December. Throughout that point, Metropolis gained 11 successive away league video games — a document they share with Chelsea, who did likewise in 2008. The Newcastle recreation was settled by a single Sterling objective that noticed Metropolis go 15 factors clear on the prime of the league.
Most Premier League away wins in a season
The aforementioned Jesus objective towards Southampton on the ultimate day of the 2017-18 season noticed Metropolis safe their 16th away win of the marketing campaign. This broke a document beforehand belonging to Chelsea, who gained 15 video games on the highway within the 2004-05 season.
Most Premier League Supervisor of the Month awards in a row
Guardiola is the one supervisor in Premier League historical past to have been named Supervisor of the Month for 4 successive months. The Metropolis boss broke new floor when he took the plaudits every month between September and December of 2020. The document had previously stood at three awards in a row, set by Antonio Conte of Chelsea when he gained in October, November and December of the earlier season.