Manchester City look unstoppable as they make it 21 wins in a row after cruising past Wolverhampton Wanderers, crushing them 4-1 in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side are now just 3 wins away from beating Bayern Munich’s record of most consecutive wins across all competitions. They trail Real Madrid’s record of 22 games and Bayern’s of 23 games, at the moment.
The next 3 fixtures for City are arch rivals Manchester United, followed by struggling Southampton and relegation-battling but resurgent Fulham, who have gone unbeaten in their last 6.
United seem to be the only team that can stop Guardiola and City but this season, the Red Devils have been extremely poor against the Big 6. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want to change this and repeat their performance from last season.
Man City have Premier League record in sight
If City can keep things going and continue winning in the Premier League, they will be challenging to beat the Premier League record of 18 consecutive wins, which is currently held jointly by Liverpool and City themselves.
City currently have 15 consecutive victories and will first want to overcome Manchester United, which would practically secure Man City’s 5th Premier League title to go tied with Chelsea.
As a result of this stellar run, the records have come tumbling down for. Man City now hold the Premier League record for the longest winning run in the league from the start of a calendar year (13).
Another record they now hold is the most number of away wins in a row in all competitions (12).
Wolves had glimmer of hope taken away in an instant
Manchester City were dominant as expected but they had to be patient to notch up the victory.
City took the lead in the 15th minute after Algerian Riyad Mahrez’s cross was turned in by Wolves defender Leander Dendoncker for an own goal.
The game was all one way but Wolves were resilient in defence. City had 22 shots in the game with 10 finding the target to test Rui Patricio in goal.
They had 73% possession and Wolves just managed 1 shot on target, which saw Conor Coady finding the equaliser at the hour mark.
However, it felt like a matter of time before City broke through again and they did late on in the 80th minute through Gabriel Jesus.
This knocked the wind out of Wolves’ sails who looked broken after conceding a second time and City became merciless.
Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1 in the 90th minute and Jesus grabbed his second in the last minute of stoppage time to complete the rout. This sees City move 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win.
Manchester United face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and if United fail to pick up 3 points there then they will be either 15 or 14 points behind their neighbours.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need the 3 points to stay clear of 3rd placed Leicester City.
The Red Devils will want to make sure that they stay 2nd in the table as the places for next season’s Champions League begin to heat up.
West Ham United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester and Everton are all vying for the 3 spots that are still available as City seem to have already secured the league.
Manchester City will face United on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium in what will be a potential 6-point that the Red Devils will need, more so to stay 2nd rather than catch City, which seems like a very stiff task.
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