After four and a half seasons in charge of Manchester City as manager,Pep Guardiola has now achieved a milestone of an impressive 200 wins in one club after man city beat Swansea City in their FA Cup tie on Wednesday, February 10.
The victory hailed as a new English club record, surpassing the number of 14 wins chalked by Preston (from 1892) and Arsenal (ending in 1987).
A disappointing 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on December 15 was the last time Guardiola’s charges failed to win in any competition.
The Catalan took the City job in 2016 following brilliant spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
On 200 wins as City boss, he said: “It is a lot of games and hopefully it is the beginning of more to come.
Manchester City also set a new benchmark in excellence on Wednesday with their 15th straight win in all competitions, a mark no other English top-flight side had previously managed.
Speaking post-match with BT Sport, Guardiola praised Swansea City but he was pleased with his side’s performance:
“I had a feeling that they would create chances, they were dangerous up front. They were so aggressive but we controlled the game and we created a lot of chances but could not convert.”
“[15 straight wins] is a message for ourselves. We came to win that was the most important thing. We cannot deny how pleased and how proud we are to break this record from a long time ago. Records are there to be broken. It is not easy in the modern era to do 15 games in a row. We are happy for our club.”