Manchester City make Premier League history

Manchester City made Premier League history with their 15th successive win – the longest ever run in the league – as they beat Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side had matched Arsenal’s previous record of 14 wins in a row after their Manchester derby triumph, but surpassed the tally with their victory at the Liberty Stadium.

David Silva (27) opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark, with Kevin De Bruyne (34) curling home a free-kick to double the lead. The Man City captain (52) then scored his second of the game just after the break before Sergio Aguero (85) rounded off the scoring late on.

Man City remain 11 points clear of Manchester United – who also beat Brighton on Wednesday evening – while Swansea remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

It was a busy opening 10 minutes at both ends. Aguero had the first shot of the game but his effort on a tight angle could only find the side of the netting before Lukasz Fabianski made a superb save from a powerful Danilo volley. Man City goalkeeper Ederson was also called into action, as Jordan Ayew tried his luck from the top of the box but the Brazilian made a solid low save.

Man City then found the breakthrough in the 27th minute, although Swansea will be disappointed with conceding such a goal. The two Man City Silvas linked up for the opener, with Bernardo Silva’s cross from the right flank being knocked home by David Silva with the outside of his foot.

Just after the goal, Man City were thwarted once again by Fabianski as Aguero danced through the middle of three Swansea defenders before striking, but the goalkeeper kept him at bay before pouncing on the rebound, taking a foot to the face from David Silva for his troubles.

The visitors doubled their lead in the 34th minute thanks to a superb free-kick from De Bruyne. After Raheem Sterling was fouled by Kyle Naughton on the left-hand side of the box, the Belgian curled a brilliant set-piece into the bottom corner, beating the leaping Fabianski.

Man City began the second half well, with David Silva and Aguero both going close, and the former added a third goal seven minutes after the restart. After slipping the ball to Sterling down the left flank, the ball was delivered back into the box for the Man City captain at the near post, who chipped over Fabianski to net his second of the evening.

Swansea did have a short spell of pressure in the middle of the half, but were denied a goal after some brilliant feet from Ederson. After Man City cleared a corner, the ball fell to Roque Mesa at the top corner who lashed a thunderous effort towards goal, but after switching directions on the goal line, Ederson got down low to keep the ball out.

Man City rounded off the performance in the 85th minute, with Aguero adding his name to the scoresheet. Yaya Toure picked out the striker in the middle of the park, and he strode forward, heading down the right-hand side of the box. He then flashed the ball across the face of goal and saw it nestle into the far corner to cap off the 15th Premier League win in a row for Man City.