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Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Pep Guardiola reaches 200 wins as Manchester City manager with FA Cup victory over Swansea City

 

Pep Guardiola reaches 200 wins as Manchester City manager with FA Cup victory over Swansea  City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has claimed his 200th win as coach of the club after his team beat Swansea City in their FA Cup tie on Wednesday, February 10.

 

Goals from Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were enough for the club to cruise into the quarter-finals with a win in south Wales. 


After four and a half seasons in charge, Guardiola has now achieved the milestone of an impressive 200 wins in one club.


The superb 3-1 FA Cup fifth round at Swansea marked city's 15th consecutive win across all competitions.

 

The win was immediately hailed as a new English club record, surpassing the number of 14 wins chalked by Preston (from 1892) and Arsenal (ending in 1987).


Speaking post-match with BT Sport, as cited by BBC Sport, Guardiola praised Swansea City but he was pleased with his side’s performance:

“I had a feeling that they would create chances, they were dangerous up front. They were so aggressive but we controlled the game and we created a lot of chances but could not convert.”

“[15 straight wins] is a message for ourselves. We came to win that was the most important thing. We cannot deny how pleased and how proud we are to break this record from a long time ago. Records are there to be broken. It is not easy in the modern era to do 15 games in a row. We are happy for our club.”

 

On 200 wins as City boss, he said: “It is a lot of games and hopefully it is the beginning of more to come.”


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