A David Silva brace and goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero saw Manchester City whitewash lowly Swansea 4-0 to claim a record-breaking 15th successive top-flight victory and maintain their 11-point lead atop the Premier League ahead of rivals Manchester United but manager Pep Guardiola is not thinking of slowing down just yet.
Asked what the record means, Guardiola told reporters: “A lot. Once the record will be broken because records are there to be broken but for it to be the first time in the history of English football to make 15 wins in a row when the level is so competitive means we are strong in the head.
“Normally you can decrease your concentration but to do it 15 times in a row means every time we are there.
“But we spoke in the locker room about good recovery everyone, because in three days we have another one.”
He continued: “I am so happy because our job depends on if we win, so if we win we are so happy in our lives and in our jobs.
“In history there were amazing things like Liverpool in the 80s and United with Alex Ferguson or Chelsea with Jose Mourinho, there were some amazing teams.
“But we are the first ones to win 15 in a row. If we win the title it will just be a record and this record will be broken but of course it will not be easy.
“Because 15 games in a row in the Premier League in this period is really complicated. Of course we were lucky in some moments and we scored in the last minutes, I remember at Bournemouth for example.
“But it means a lot in the faith and desire to win again, and again and again.
“We are going to try not to stop to show that feeling to the fans, so when they watch us they know the guys want to win again and again and again. We want to try to maintain it as much as possible.”