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Manchester City rewriting football history with 19 wins in succession - in pictures

Pep Guardiola's stars have surpassed the best runs of all time

Manchester City's latest victory saw them extend the all-time record for English top-flight clubs.

Pep Guardiola's side won 2-0 against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16 first leg for a 19th successive win, five more than the achievements of Preston in 1891-92 and Arsenal in 1987.

Guardiola still believes City need to sharpen up in front of goal, despite the incredible run. "In general we played really well but we were not clinical enough up front," he said.

"The actions one against one - with the keeper, with the defenders - we have to be more clinical. You have to finish the action, at least make the keeper make a save and we didn't do it.

"We created a lot of chances, we arrived in final third, the process was good, but have to finish better. In this competition you have to improve.

"In the Premier League we can drop points, we have a margin, but in this competition you don't have that chance. We have to be better."

The last time City failed to win a game was against West Bromwich Albion on December 15, when they were held to a 1-1 draw.

Since then, there have been 13 successive victories in the Premier League - taking them seven points clear at the top - plus two wins in the League Cup, three in the FA Cup, and one in the Champions League.

City will be hoping to extend that run to 20 when they take on West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester City's 19 successive wins

Southampton 0 Manchester City 1, Premier League, December 19, 2020

Following draws with Manchester United and West Brom, Raheem Sterling's first-half goal got City back to winning ways.

Arsenal 1 Manchester City 4, League Cup, December 22

Gabriel Jesus' opener was cancelled out by Alexandre Lacazette but Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte scored in the second half.

Manchester City 2 Newcastle 0, Premier League, December 26

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres secured the points.

Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3, Premier League, January 3, 2021

Gundogan, Foden and Kevin De Bruyne made the game all-but safe by the 34th minute, before Callum Hudson-Odoi's late consolation.

Manchester United 0 Manchester City 2, League Cup, January 6

John Stones netted just after half-time and Fernandinho sealed victory late on.

Manchester City 3 Birmingham 0, FA Cup, January 10

Bernardo Silva scored twice in the opening 15 minutes, with Foden adding the third before half-time.

Manchester City 1 Brighton 0, Premier League, January 13

Foden's goal just before the break extended the sequence.

Manchester City 4 Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, January 17

Stones netted twice, with Gundogan and Sterling also on target.

Manchester City 2 Aston Villa 0, Premier League, January 20

City had to wait 79 minutes for Silva to open the scoring, with a late Gundogan penalty clinching victory.

Cheltenham 1 Manchester City 3, FA Cup, January 23

The League Two underdogs threatened an upset through Alfie May's goal before Foden, Jesus and Torres scored in the last 10 minutes.

West Brom 0 Manchester City 5, Premier League, January 26

Gundogan's run of form continued with two goals, with Joao Cancelo and Mahrez putting City four up at the break and Sterling adding the fifth.

Manchester City 1 Sheffield United 0, Premier League, January 30

Jesus banged home the only goal in the ninth minute.

Burnley 0 Manchester City 2, Premier League, February 3

Jesus again struck early on and Sterling's goal before half-time eased any fears of a comeback.

Liverpool 1 Manchester City 4, Premier League, February 7

Gundogan missed a penalty but atoned with two goals, sandwiching Mohamed Salah's successful spot-kick for the Reds, before Alisson Becker's second costly error allowed Sterling to make it 3-1 and Foden added a fourth.

Swansea 1 Manchester City 3, FA Cup, February 11

Kyle Walker gave City the lead in the first half and Sterling and Jesus added efforts shortly after the beak before Morgan Whittaker replied for the hosts.

Manchester City 3 Tottenham 0, Premier League, February 13

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice after Rodri put City ahead from the penalty spot midway through the opening period.

Everton 1 Manchester City 3, Premier League, February 17

Foden fired City ahead before Lucas Digne's powerful attempt came back off the post and hit Richarlison before flying over the line

However, a wonderful curling finish from 18 yards by Mahrez restored City's lead before Bernardo Silva added the third.

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 1, Premier League, February 21

City looked confident right from the start, taking the lead with just two minutes gone as Sterling outjumped Rob Holding to head in Mahrez's cross.

Borussia Monchengladbach 0 Manchester City 1, Champions League, February 24

Silva headed in a wonderful cross from Joao Cancelo to open the scoring, before the same two players combined to lay on the second for Jesus.

Updated: February 25, 2021 10:06 AM

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