The series obtained by Pep Guardiola’s team is a record for an English football team
THE Manchester City does not stop winning. This Wednesday, 10, even with a team full of reserves, defeated the Swansea City 3-1 in Wales at Liberty Stadium and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Gabriel Jesus scored one of the goals of the team’s 15th consecutive win. The series, registered in different competitions, is a record for an English football team. The streak, which started on December 19, 2020, left behind the 14 consecutive triumphs won by Preston North End in 1892 and Arsenal in 1987
For the clash, disputed following the victory over Liverpool at the weekend, by the English Championship, Guardiola changed almost the entire lineup of Manchester City, only keeping Bernardo Silva, Gündogan, Rodri and Sterling. This gave chances to several players, including Gabriel Jesus. And the Brazilian left his mark after 5 minutes of the second half. He started the game by stealing the ball, after shooting a low shot, and also concluded it, after receiving a header from Bernardo Silva, with a great mastery and the turn on the mark before finishing the networks.
It was Manchester City’s third goal, which had opened the scoring in the 30th minute of the first half, with a cross from Walker, with the ball coming in after Ferrán Torres was unable to deflect it with a cart. The second was from Rodri, at 2 minutes of the final stage, being scored by Sterling, after stealing ball and Rodri’s pass. Swansea declined at 32, with Whittaker. In addition to City, Bournemouth and Manchester United have also secured themselves in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The other teams will be defined between this Wednesday and Thursday, when the matches of the next stage of the tournament will be drawn. Manchester City will try to extend their winning streak on Saturday. The team will host Tottenham, for the 24th round of the English Premier League.
Sinking the Swans! 👏
– Manchester City (@ManCity) February 10, 2021
* With information from Estadão Content