We won all nine of our competitive fixtures in January, the most by a team in the top four tiers of English football in a single month since the formation of the Football League in 1888.
It was a remarkable month, one that saw us move from eighth to first in the Premier League, qualify for the FA Cup Fifth Round and move into our fourth-successive Carabao Cup final.
We scored 24 goals and conceded just two in the process, winning six Premier League games, two FA Cup fixtures and a Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
And Guardiola believes the lockdown measures introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 makes the achievement even more notable.
“No travel, everybody at home in lockdown, we cannot express ourselves and go to restaurants – and to achieve what they have achieved it is remarkable, more than any other period in our lives,” he said.
“I didn’t expect it. In the meeting I said to the players ‘congratulations, it is remarkable what you have done - all of you. But now keep going. Go home, rest and now Burnley'”.
City’s perfect January
Congratulations to Pep, his staff and all of the players on another significant milestone.
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