Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 20 straight wins in all competitions may be the best thing they have ever achieved given current circumstances.
Goals from Ruben Dias and John Stones gave City another Premier League victory, their 14th in a row, leaving them 13 points clear at the top of the table, having played a game more than Leicester and Manchester United.
City remains unbeaten in their last 27 games in all competitions (W24 D3), the second-longest run without defeat in their history, and has conceded only eight goals in that time. They have also now extended the longest-ever winning run by a top-flight side in all competitions to 20.
And Guardiola, who notes the difficulty of the year without fans and the situation with Covid-19, says it may be up there with their greatest-ever feats.
“In this period, in this era, with this situation, to be able to do 20, maybe it is one of greatest achievements we have done in our careers, for sure.
“That doesn’t mean a title win, of course, but this period in time, the toughest period in England, the wintertime, [to have] no one week of rest for three or four months, every three days a game, with the Covid situation, injury situations. To be on this kind of run – winning, winning, winning – means mental strength.