Manchester City equaled their club record of 28 games without loss on Tuesday, thrashing Wolverhampton 4-1 to extend their Premier League lead to 15 points.
Pep Guardiola shuffled his pack at the Etihad Stadium against the team that defeated them in the league double last season, as he continued his club’s search for an unparalleled quadruple.
Conor Coady made the champions-elect sweat after he canceled out Leander Dendoncker’s early own goal, but two late goals from Gabriel Jesus and a Riyad Mahrez strike secured the three points.
City’s 28-match unbeaten run in all competitions matches their unbeaten streak from April to December 2017, and they are hot favorites to win the Premier League for the third time in four years.
It was their 21st victory in a row and their 15th in a row in the Premier League.
The city has not trailed in any of their last 19 Premier League games, equaling Arsenal’s record set in 1998/99.
Guardiola praised his “fantastic squad,” but said his only attention was on City’s next match, against cross-town rivals Manchester United, who are the club’s biggest rivals.
“After 1-1, we lost, but in the end, we produced a lot of chances,” he told BT Sport.
“Manchester United,” he says. That’s what we’re talking about right now,” he said. “Liverpool is the champions, and the title is theirs. We are in the best place to take them out right now, and we will try, but they are champions.
“There are 33 points on the graph. Our opponents will play tomorrow, and we will have one or two days off before meeting Manchester United at home.”
From the first whistle, the home side toyed with the visitors, hogging possession as Wolves tried to establish a foothold.
Dendoncker could only guide the ball into his net in the 15th minute, showing City’s supremacy.