Manchester City ended 2021 as they started it – in the middle of an unstoppable winning run.
Back in January, City were at the beginning of an incredible 21-game run of wins that put them in firm control of the Premier League, into a Carabao Cup final, and on course for a Champions League final appearance to match.
Now, their 10 consecutive league wins have seen the Blues put some distance between themselves and challengers Liverpool and Chelsea going into the new year, as well as setting some remarkable records along the way.
In the Premier League alone, City won 36 of their 44 games, losing just six, and scoring 113 goals along the way. It’s a record that will be hard to match in the years to come, as will the overall record of 53 wins in all competitions from 67 games.
With a stunning calendar year coming to an end, we’ve put together all the records City have set over the last 12 months as they have continued to assert their dominance in English football.
Most top-flight wins in a calendar year: 36
Most Premier League goals in a calendar year: 113
Most top-flight away wins in a calendar year : 19
Most consecutive wins in all competitions from a top-flight side: 21 (run started in 2020)
Most consecutive league wins from the start of a calendar year: 13
Most consecutive away wins in all competitions for a top-flight team: 20 (run started in 2020)
Most consecutive unbeaten away matches without defeat: 23 (run started in 2020)
Most consecutive away league wins (top four divisions): 12
Most City games without defeat in all competitions: 28 (run started in 2020)
As well as their brilliant success at senior level, City also dominated academy football, too, becoming the first side to win the Premier League, Premier League 2 (u23) and u18 Premier League in the same season.
Pep Guardiola also set a club record of his own, becoming the most successful City manager of all time when City beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – his 221st win in 303 games, surpassing Les McDowall’s record of 220 wins in 593 games.
Guardiola also became the quickest manager to reach 150 Premier League wins, doing so in 204 games – 26 fixtures fewer than Jose Mourinho.
And the recent 7-0 win over Leeds saw Guardiola become the quickest manager to oversee 500 top-flight goals in English football after just 207 games, overtaking Jurgen Klopp who took 234 games to reach that landmark.