SWANSEA, United Kingdom: Manchester City broke England’s football record with the most consecutive victories by major league clubs by beating Swansea 3-1 a moment ago and then advancing to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus each found a target for the visitors who continued their winning streak in all tournaments to 15 games.
The victory was also the 200th for Pep Guardiola in 268 matches as City boss with the Premier League leaders also on track to win four trophies this season.
Guardiola’s side have a five-point advantage in addition to a hand-to-hand match in the Premier League, facing Tottenham in the April League Cup final and continuing the challenge of finding success in the last 16 of the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of this month.
“It’s an amazing thing for us, we can’t deny that we are proud to break this record,” Guardiola said. “Records are there to be broken, but they need to do their best (to break it).
“It is not easy in this modern era to get 15 wins in a row.”
Despite a tight schedule, Guardiola named the strongest team for a visit to southern Wales with Sterling, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan retaining their place after a 4-1 win over Liverpool previously.
Walker previously lost his place in the right defense due to Joao Cancelo’s good performance.
The England defender took the opportunity to show his best by scoring the first goal in the 30th minute after his cross hit the corner.
Rodrigo then baited for Sterling to score the 11th goal of the season in the 47th minute.
Jesus controlled the ball well thanks to Silva’s pass for the third goal in the 50th minute while Morgan Whittaker clocked the Swans 13 minutes before the end.