Manchester City set a new benchmark in excellence on Wednesday with their 15th consecutive win in all competitions, a record no other English team had achieved before.
Pep Guardiola entered the FA Cup match with Swansean seeking his 200th victory as City manager as well as a place in the quarterfinals.
He should not be disappointed, as the Citizens won 3-1 to give Guardiola the record, achieve qualification, but also to make history.
After a mixed start to the 2020-21 season, which saw City languish in the middle of the table in December, the club has stepped up their pursuit to regain the title after losing to Liverpool last year.
A disappointing 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on December 15 was the last time Guardiola’s team did not score three points.
Since that hurdle, City have triumphed in 10 consecutive Premier League games to move up the table, where they now enjoy a five-point advantage over rivals Manchester United in second place.
The Citizens have also won three FA Cup matches and two Carabao Cup matches in the same interval and are now in the quarterfinals and finals of those competitions respectively. / Telegraphy /