Belfast Telegraph

A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run

Manchester City set a new Premier League-record winning run of 15 games by beating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Here, Press Association Sport breaks down the games and the statistics involved in their streak, which exceeds Arsenal's in 2002.

Bournemouth 1 Manchester City 2, August 26

Raheem Sterling's late goal proved decisive after Gabriel Jesus cancelled out Charlie Daniels' stunner. The wild celebrations earned Sterling a second yellow card, but his late contributions were to become a recurring theme.

Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0, September 9

Sergio Aguero put City ahead before Liverpool's Sadio Mane was sent off for catching goalkeeper Ederson with a high boot and Jesus and Leroy Sane scored twice apiece.

Watford 0 Manchester City 6, September 16

Aguero's hat-trick, goals from Jesus and Nicolas Otamendi and a late Sterling penalty helped City go one better the following week.

Manchester City 5 Crystal Palace 0, September 23

Struggling Palace held out almost until half-time but Sane's goal opened the floodgates. Sterling, twice, Aguero and Fabian Delph scored in the second period.

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 1, September 30

Chelsea at least slowed City's free-scoring form but they were beaten by a 67th-minute goal from their former player Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City 7 Stoke 2, October 14

Pep Guardiola's side returned from the international break with a bang. They were three up inside half an hour through Jesus, Sterling and David Silva and, although Mame Diouf and a Kyle Walker own goal gave Stoke hope, Jesus' second settled City and Fernandinho, Sane and Bernardo Silva added to the score.

Manchester City 3 Burnley 0, October 21

Aguero's penalty and goals in the final 20 minutes from Otamendi and Sane kept the run going.

West Brom 2 Manchester City 3, October 28

Sane's goal was cancelled out by Jay Rodriguez but Fernandinho and Sterling restored City's lead and Matt Phillips' late goal was mere consolation.

Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1, November 5

De Bruyne and an Aguero penalty put City in control and, although Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back, Jesus made the game safe.

Leicester 0 Manchester City 2, November 18

The damage was done in a five-minute period straddling half-time, with Jesus and De Bruyne on the scoresheet.

Huddersfield 1 Manchester City 2, November 26

Otamendi's own goal put Town in front but Aguero scored from the spot and Sterling, who had won the penalty, scored a freakish 84th-minute winner after Jesus' shot was parried on to him.

Manchester City 2 Southampton 1, November 29

Sterling curled home a brilliant winner deep in stoppage time after De Bruyne's opener was cancelled out by Oriol Romeu.

Manchester City 2 West Ham 1, December 3

City's character was on show again after Angelo Ogbonna put the Hammers ahead. Otamendi levelled and David Silva volleyed the 83rd-minute winner.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2, December 10

City were deserving derby winners as Otamendi was gifted the winner after David Silva's opener was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford.

Swansea 0 Manchester City 4, December 13

David Silva kept his scoring run going with a brace and De Bruyne and Aguero also netted in the record-breaking win.

:: City have scored 49 goals in the 15 games, conceding just 10.

:: In their four games in September they scored 17 without reply.

:: Ten different players have scored for City during their winning run, with all bar Delph and Bernardo Silva scoring multiple goals - even defender Otamendi has four.

:: Aguero leads the way with nine goals in the 15 games, with Sterling and Jesus contributing eight apiece.

:: Oleksandr Zinchenko's substitute appearance against Swansea means Guardiola has used 21 different players in the run. De Bruyne and Ederson have started every game.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph