On this day in 2017: Man City edge derby victory to equal Premier League record
Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford to match Arsenal’s achievement.
Manchester City equalled the record for consecutive wins in the Premier League with their 14th in a row on December 10, 2017.
Pep Guardiola’s side achieved the milestone in style with a 2-1 victory over neighbours Manchester United at Old Trafford.
City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over their local rivals after Nicolas Otamendi fired Guardiola’s men to a derby win.
But the gap between table-topping City and second-placed United grew to 11 points, with Otamendi volleying home a second-half winner after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out David Silva’s opener.
The untimely end to United’s club record-equalling 40-match unbeaten home run strengthened their rivals’ grip on the title after just 16 matches, the last 14 won in succession.
That set a new top-flight record run within the same season and meant City emulated Arsenal’s achievement from the end of the 2001-02 season and the start of 2002-03.
Guardiola said: “You cannot be champions in December but I am happy because people said in England, you cannot play that way, but in England you can play in that way as well.”
Silva gave City a deserved first-half lead as he capitalised on a corner that had deflected off Romelu Lukaku.
City would extend their streak to 18 matches with wins over Swansea, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Newcastle before being held to a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve.
They went on to become the first side to accumulate 100 points in a top-flight season in England, finishing 19 clear of United.