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How Guardiola, Ancelotti and Shakespeare made their winning starts

Craig Shakespeare can equal Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti's Premier League record of winning their first six games in charge if Leicester defeat Everton on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how each manager made their record winning starts.

CARLO ANCELOTTI, CHELSEA

Chelsea 2-1 Hull (August 15, 2009)

Ancelotti's side had to come from behind to claim their first three points of the season after Stephen Hunt's opener for Hull just before the half-hour mark. Didier Drogba scored both goals, including a dramatic stoppage-time winner.

Sunderland 1-3 Chelsea (August 18, 2009)

The Blues again came from behind as second-half strikes from Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard (penalty) and Deco made Darren Bent's early strike a distant memory.

Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (August 23, 2009)

Chelsea kept their first clean sheet of the season as Drogba and Nicolas Anelka sealed victory.

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (August 29, 2009)

Goals either side of half-time from Anelka and Ballack, closely followed by Ashley Cole's first of the season, gave Chelsea another deserved win.

Stoke 1-2 Chelsea (September 12, 2009)

Florent Malouda scored the winner four minutes into stoppage time as the Blues' run continued with another come-from-behind victory. Abdoulaye Faye had put the Potters ahead but Drogba came up with an equaliser just before half-time.

Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham (September 20, 2009)

Drogba rounded off a thumping win over Chelsea's London rivals, following contributions from Cole before the break and Ballack just before the hour. The run ended six days later with a shock 3-1 loss to Wigan.

PEP GUARDIOLA, MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City 2-1 Sunderland (August 13, 2016)

It took an 87th-minute Paddy McNair own goal for Guardiola's side to get off to a winning start, Jermain Defoe having cancelled out Sergio Aguero's early penalty.

Stoke 1-4 Manchester City (August 20, 2016)

Aguero and Nolito scored twice apiece in a comprehensive win. A Bojan Krkic penalty halved the Blues' half-time lead but Nolito scored twice in the final four minutes.

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham (August 28, 2016)

Guardiola's team raced into a two-goal lead through Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho, but Michail Antonio's reply made for a competitive second half until Sterling's second in the final minute.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City (September 10, 2016)

All the goals came in the first half in Guardiola and Jose Mourinho's highly-anticipated first Manchester derby. Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho put City ahead and though Zlatan Ibrahimovic replied, United were unable to find an equaliser.

Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth (September 17, 2016)

De Bruyne opened the scoring again as City cruised to three more points against Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium. Iheanacho, Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan made victory secure before Nolito was sent off.

Swansea 1-3 Manchester City (September 24, 2016)

The two sides met for the second time in a week after the Blues knocked Swansea out of the EFL Cup, and the result was repeated as Aguero helped himself to a brace either side of a Fernando Llorente equaliser. Sterling put the result beyond doubt but a six-match winless run in all competitions followed for Guardiola's men.

CRAIG SHAKESPEARE, LEICESTER

Leicester 3-1 Liverpool (February 27, 2017)

The reigning Premier League champions responded to Claudio Ranieri's controversial dismissal with a fine performance against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. Jamie Vardy scored twice and Danny Drinkwater added a superb volley, Philippe Coutinho with Liverpool's only reply.

Leicester 3-1 Hull (March 4, 2017)

Shakespeare's side had to recover from Sam Clucas' early goal but defender Christian Fuchs and winger Riyad Mahrez turned things around before Tom Huddlestone's late own goal.

West Ham 2-3 Leicester (March 18, 2017)

The Foxes scored three again as they overcame West Ham on the back of their progress to the Champions League quarter-finals. Mahrez and Robert Huth put Leicester 2-0 ahead in the opening seven minutes with Vardy adding the third after Manuel Lanzini had narrowed the gap. Andre Ayew's goal ensured a nervy finish.

Leicester 2-0 Stoke (April 1, 2017)

Wilfred Ndidi and Vardy struck emphatically in each half to see Leicester take another huge step away from relegation danger.

Leicester 2-0 Sunderland (April 4, 2017)

It took Shakespeare's men until the 69th minute to break down a Sunderland side desperately fighting for Premier League survival, Islam Slimani getting the first before Vardy made it two with just over 10 minutes remaining. Only Everton now stand in the way of Shakespeare claiming a share of history.

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