Manchester City's 14th win on the trot sets new top-flight record

Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi secured a 2-1 win for Manchester City at Old Trafford and a top-flight record with it.

David Silva opened the scoring for Manchester City in the Manchester Derby on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City's 2-1 victory at local rival United on Saturday set a new English top-flight benchmark for consecutive wins in a single season - its 14th triumph on the trot.

Pep Guardiola's side sequence of success matches the all-time record set by Arsenal, although the Gunners' run spanned the 2002-03 and 2003-04 campaigns.

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Chelsea won 13 games in a row last term as it romped to the Premier League title, but City went one better at Old Trafford thanks to goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.

Manchester City will now look to take the all-time record for itself when it travels to Swansea City on Wednesday.

To sum up City's brilliance, its victory ended United's 100 per cent start to the season at home, as it conceded two goals in a league game for the first time since last season's derby defeat by the same scoreline.

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