Manchester City break THREE records with their 4-0 thumping of Newcastle as Pep Guardiola’s males develop into the crew with probably the most top-flight wins, away victories and objectives in a calendar year
- Manchester City picked up their thirty fourth win of 2021 with a 4-0 win at Newcastle
- Pep Guardiola’s facet have damaged the report for many top-flight wins in a year
- Bob Paisley’s 1982 Liverpool crew had beforehand set the report with 33
- City additionally broke the records for many objectives and away wins in a calendar year
Manchester City have damaged Liverpool’s long-standing report for probably the most top-flight victories in a calendar year, with Sunday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle the membership’s thirty fourth win in 2021.
City breezed previous the Magpies in simple style as objectives from Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling allowed Pep Guardiola’s facet to be high of the league at Christmas – and proceed their run of breaking present records.
The report for many top-flight victories in a calendar year was beforehand held by Bob Paisley’s Liverpool, who gained 33 matches in 1982 which noticed them win back-to-back Division One titles.
Manchester City have damaged the report for many top-flight victories in a calendar year (34)
Pep Guardiola’s facet gained 4-0 away at Newcastle on Sunday to break the 39-year report
During the championship run-in of the 1981-82 season, the Reds gained 20 video games between January and May, dropping factors in solely 5 (although Division One consisted of 42 video games a season in these days).
And regardless of just a few wobbles, an extra 13 wins within the first-half of the 1982-83 season set Paisley’s crew en course for an much more dominant title win.
A timeless Liverpool facet containing the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy, Mark Lawrenson and Phil Thompson additionally retained the League Cup.
Now City are hoping to make it a stellar 2022, after ending as Premier League champions this year and earlier than beginning the present marketing campaign by topping the tab;e at Christmas.
Bob Paisley’s Liverpool had gained 33 top-flight matches in 1982 both facet of profitable two titles
Guardiola’s City gained their first 13 league matches of 2021, with their first defeat being a 2-0 loss to Manchester United in March.
And the present top-flight champions have gained 14 out of the 18 league matches to this point this time period, with the crushing victory at Newcastle being City’s eighth top-flight win in a row.
The different massive winners in a calendar year embrace Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2005 (32 wins), Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in 2019 (31 wins) with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United choosing up the identical quantity of victories ten years earlier.
Ferguson’s United additionally picked up 31 wins in a calendar year in 1993, whereas Tottenham’s 1960 double-winning crew achieved the identical feat.
Guardiola’s City gained the title final season and can high this season’s desk on Christmas Day
Guardiola’s City, in the meantime, have additionally damaged their very own report for many objectives in a single calendar year. Sterling’s aim at Newcastle – their final of the afternoon – was City’s 106th aim of 2021 – and there are nonetheless two extra matches left fo the membership in 2021.
City have additionally picked up their 18th away league win of the season, breaking Tottenham’s 61-year report for many top-flight victories on the street.
Last week, Guardiola grew to become the quickest supervisor to ever attain 150 Premier League wins, by attaining that feat in 204 video games, a staggering win ratio of 73.5 per cent.
To put that into context, Jose Mourinho required 230 matches to succeed in 150 wins, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted 247 and Arsene Wenger 258. Guardiola has blown these legendary managers out the water.