Our record in the last 27 games reads: Won 24. Drawn 3. Lost 0.
And in that period, we have scored 63 and conceded just eight.
It also puts to bed a somewhat confusing statistical debate. We managed a 20-game winning run in 2017 – but that sequence of results included a penalty shootout win over Wolves.
Some leading statisticians do not recognise shootout successes as wins, and therefore our 15th straight victory on this current stretch was widely heralded as a new English football record.
But we have now managed 20 wins without the need for a shootout, meaning there can be no question what the longest competitive winning streak by an English top-flight team is.
Our 20 wins in a row is six more than the previous record of 14, which Preston managed in 1892 and Arsenal equalled in 1987.
The result means City are now 13 points clear at the top of the table, although Manchester United and Leicester will both have the chance to reduce the gap to 10 when they play later this weekend.
Congratulations to Pep, his backroom staff and all the players on their continued excellence this season.
Longest Winning Runs For English Top-Flight Sides (All Comps)
|19/12/20 - Current||Man City||20|
|12/09/1987 to 17/11/1987||Arsenal||14|
|24/10/1891 to 30/01/1892||Preston
|23/03/2002 to 18/08/2002||Arsenal||13|
|23/04/1960 to 01/10/1960||Spurs||13|
|16/03/2000 to 06/05/2000||Arsenal||12|
|25/08/2007 to 23/10/2007||Arsenal||12|
|24/03/1894 to 13/10/1894||Everton||12|
|25/08/2018 to 25/10/2018||Arsenal||11|
|20/03/1897 to 18/09/1897||Aston Villa||11|
|10/01/1914 to 14/03/1914||Aston Villa||11|
|18/02/1989 to 11/04/1989||Liverpool||11|
|15/03/2006 to 07/05/2006||Liverpool||11|
|19/04/2015 to 12/09/2015||Man City||11|
|26/08/2017 to 21/10/2017||Man City||11|
|10/10/1964 to 02/12/1964||Man United||11|
|11/01/2009 to 21/02/2009||Man United||11|