Pep Guardiola has transformed Manchester City during his tenure at the Etihad from mere title contenders to annual giants.
Already, Guardiola’s 2017-18 season, saw the city rewrite the record books and knock out the last English flight, winning the league by a 19-point margin and setting records for the largest margin of victory, most points in a season, most goals scored in a season, and highest goal differential in a season.
That campaign also saw Man City set the record for the longest league winning streak at 18 matches, as Guardiola’s squad break to 32 wins in that year, compared to just four draws and two defeats.
The record has since been reached, and eventually equaled, by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool during the insane 2019 calendar year which saw Liverpool rack up an insane 36 games unbeaten, only tainted by a 1-1 draw with Manchester United that split winning streaks. of 18 and 17.
This season, Guardiola is crawling for that record, and given the unbeatable his team looks again, it’s entirely feasible to see the record come close, equal or even surpassed. Here, we take a look at how history currently tells, and which city needs to reshuffle the board.
Longest winning streak in the Premier League
Below is a list of the longest winning streaks in Premier League history. Man City also hold the English record for consecutive wins in all competitions, with 21 made in less than three months between December 2020 and March 2021.
One point to remember: all Premier League records date back to the inception of the League as we know it in 1992. But interestingly, the 18-game winning streak is also the history of starting flights in England. The most anyone before the start of the Premier League was Arsenal’s 14th straight in 1987.
|Consecutive wins||Team||start date||Finish date||terminated by|
|18||city man||August 26, 2017||December 31, 2017||Crystal Palace (D, 0-0)|
|18||Liverpool||October 27, 2019||February 29, 2020||Watford (W, 3-0)|
|17||Liverpool||March 10, 2019||October 20, 2019||United Man (D, 1-1)|
|fifteen||city man||February 3, 2019||August 17, 2019||Tottenham (D, 2-2)|
|14||Arsenal||February 10, 2002||August 24, 2002||West Ham (D, 2-2)|
|13||chelsea||October 1, 2016||January 4, 2017||Tottenham (L, 2-0)|
|12||city man||November 6, 2021||???||???|
|12||United||Mar 10, 2000||August 22, 2000||Ipswich Town (D, 1-1)|
Where is Man City currently?
As seen in the table above, this season’s City currently sits at 12-game winning streak. Their run began with a 2-0 win over rivals Manchester United in early November, which followed a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace, currently only the team’s second loss of the season.
The club have been the benefactor of excellent fortune on the injury front so far this season, and unprecedented squad depth has allowed Guardiola to navigate COVID-19 outbreaks smoothly.
Here’s a look at all the matches in the current streak:
|one||November 6, 2021||United||2-0|
|two||November 21, 2021||Everton||3-0|
|3||November 28, 2021||western ham||2-1|
|4||December 1, 2021||Aston-Villa||2-1|
|5||December 4, 2021||watford||3-1|
|6||December 11, 2021||Wolves||1-0|
|7||December 14, 2021||Leeds United||7-0|
|8||December 19, 2021||newcastle||4-0|
|9||December 26, 2021||city of leicester||6-3|
|10||December 29, 2021||Brentford||1-0|
|eleven||January 1, 2022||Arsenal||2-1|
|12||January 15, 2022||chelsea||1-0|
When could Man City equalize and break the record?
Fascinatingly, Man City could start the run and equal the Premier League record for consecutive wins against bitter rivals Manchester United.
Their current run began in November against United with a 2-0 victory thanks to an own goal from Eric Bailly and a goal from Bernardo Silva just before half-time. If City go into March with their winning streak intact, the Citizens could secure victory number 18 against United at the Etihad.
The opportunity to break the record would potentially come in the next Premier Leauge game the following weekend against Crystal Palace.
Here’s a look at Man City’s remaining schedule to the point where they could break the record:
|Possible win #||Date||Adversary||Far from home|
|13||January 22, 2022||Southampton||TO|
|14||February 9, 2022||Brentford||H|
|fifteen||February 12, 2022||City of Norwich||TO|
|sixteen||February 19, 2022||tottenham||H|
|17||February 26, 2022||Everton||TO|
|18 (tiing record)||March 5, 2022||United||H|
|19 (record record)||March 12, 2022||crystal Palace||TO|