Manchester City etched their name further into the history books of English football tonight, courtesy of a comfortable win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jesus at the double
The Sky Blues welcomed Nuno Espirito Santo’s men to the Etihad a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.
Pep Guardiola’s men of course headed into proceedings as overwhelming favourites to secure all 3 points, amid a remarkable spell of recent form.
City had notched no fewer than 20 consecutive victories across all competitions ahead of the clash, a stretch which had seen them open up a 12-point lead atop the English top-flight.
And, when all was said and done this evening, the Citizens continued to roll.
They took the lead with 15 minutes on the clock, when Riyad Mahrez’s delivery across the face of goal was directed home by Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker.
Wolves have their equaliser! 😱
Conor Coady puts the visitors level despite Man City’s dominance…
A great diving header from the captain 👏 pic.twitter.com/G4rWX1mA9H
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 2, 2021
The visitors, to their credit, managed to get themselves back on level terms just past the hour mark, though, when Conor Coady nodded home Joao Moutinho’s fine set-piece delivery.
In the end, however, despite Wolves’ best efforts, the City juggernaut eventually proved too much.
A pair of late strikes from Gabriel Jesus, either side of a typically silky Mahrez finish, eventually saw Guardiola and co. emerge on the right side of a 4-1 scoreline:
Game set and match 👊
Riyad Mahrez with a lovely controlled finish into the corner!
The win streak roles on! pic.twitter.com/SPWmEWQmFK
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 2, 2021
As outlined above, meanwhile, as well as extending their win streak to an eye-watering 21 games across all competitions, City’s latest result also saw the Manchester giants equal a long-standing Premier League record.
This comes with the Sky Blues having now not trailed for a single minute across any of their latest 19 outings in the English top-flight.
The only other Premier League side to achieve such a feat were Arsenal, between December of 1998 and May of 1999:
19 – Man City haven’t trailed for a single minute in any of their last 19 Premier League games – equalling Arsenal’s competition record of 19 consecutive games without falling behind, set between December 1998-May 1999. Relentless. pic.twitter.com/qg4EvDyVC9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 2, 2021
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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