Premier League: Record breaking City thrash Swansea; Liverpool, Arsenal drop points

Premier League: Record breaking City thrash Swansea; Liverpool, Arsenal drop points

It was an action packed night in the Premier League as Manchester City broke the record for the most successive wins in a single PL season after a 4-0 demolition of Swansea.

David Silva’s brace inspired the Cityzens to a record breaking win at the Liberty stadium.

Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were the other scorers for Pep Guardiola’s side, as they blew Paul Clement and Swansea away enroute to their 15th win in a row.

City had equalled Arsenal for the most consecutive wins last weekend, when they defeated city rivals, Man United. But they have now set a marker by making the record theirs, against a rather sorry Swansea side.

City consolidate on their 11 points lead at the top of the table, while their hosts remain rock bottom.

Considering we have had a lot of games in our legs, a demanding game at Old Trafford three days ago, we were solid, we were serious and we made a good performance.

“Today I am so happy with our players, we need the whole squad to compete until the end of the season,” Guardiola said moments after the game.

“We have a desire to play good, to keep the ball as much as possible and regain it when we don’t have it. We like to play for the fans and everyone has effort.”

At Old Trafford, City’s next door neighbours, Man United, laboured to a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Manager, Jose Mourinho would have expected a reaction to Sunday’s defeat, but while it wasn’t a vintage performance by the Red Devils, Romelu Lukaku’s goal ensured they returned to winning ways.

The Cherries will feel a little aggrieved here, as they probably should have taken more out of the game, after an impressive outing at the Theatre of Dreams.

Lukaku’s goal ended a run of nine matches in the PL that the Belgian had failed to score, converting a headed effort following good work from Anthony Martial and Juan Mata on the left.

For the second game running, Liverpool dropped points, but this time, the Reds were held to a goalless affair by West Brom Albion at Anfield.

Despite dominating the encounter, Liverpool were forced to share the spoils by Alan Pardew and his men.

It was similar story at the Olympic stadium, where Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi’s return to the Arsenal starting eleven failed to inspire the Gunners.

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by West Ham, whose mini resurgence continues following that win against Chelsea on Saturday.

At Saint Mary’s , Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City were ruthless, putting 4 past their hapless hosts, Southampton.

Riyad Mahrez, Shinji Okazaki, Andy King and Jamie Vardy were all on target for the Foxes, with Maya Yoshida grabbing a consolation for the Saints.

Ndidi was on from start to finish, and as usual was one of the top rated performers on the night.

And no, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa played no part in that win. It is becoming a broken record.

Full Results
Newcastle 0-1 Everton
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal
Liverpool 0-0 WBA
Swansea 0-4 Man. City
Southampton 1-4 Leicester
Man. United 1-0 B’mouth
Spurs 2-0 Brighton

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