Premier League: Man City's record-breaking run in numbers

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester City’s snowballing winning form shows no sign of letting up as we head towards Christmas. The Premier League leaders pulled apart Swansea on Wednesday to extend their record for successive top-flight victories to 15. The only points dropped by Pep Guardiola’s side this season were in…

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'I'd be in Brazil if I thought title race was over,' says Mourinho after win

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he would be “on holiday in Brazil or Los Angeles” if he thought the Premier League title race was over, as his side edged past Bournemouth. United bounced back from their defeat by rivals Manchester City with a victory, but failed…

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Silva is an 'animal' says Guardiola after Man City's record 15th win

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the will to win of “animal” David Silva after his goals helped the Premier League leaders thrash Swansea and extend their record run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15. Silva scored twice and further goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero ensured City maintained their 11-point lead over…

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What happened in the Premier League on Wednesday?

Manchester City recorded a 15th consecutive Premier League win with victory at Swansea, but Manchester United beat Bournemouth to keep within 11 points of the leaders. A David Silva double and goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City a 4-0 win at bottom club Swansea, as Pep Guardiola’s side extended their…

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Wales football chief faces investigation over next manager 'definitely not English' comment

Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has begun disciplinary action against its chief executive Jonathan Ford for saying the next Wales manager could be “foreign”, but “definitely not English”. The FAW has set up a three-person panel to investigate a BBC Sport Wales interview in which Ford…

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Conte defends title concession comments following win at Huddersfield

Manager Antonio Conte defended his remarks that Chelsea are out of the title race after his side bounced back from defeat against struggling West Ham to comfortably win away to Huddersfield Town. The Blues were criticised after losing to the Hammers on Saturday, a result which led Conte to concede the 2016-17 champions could not…

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'We still have mountain to climb' – Hodgson warning as Palace escape drop zone

Manager Roy Hodgson said Crystal Palace’s problems are far from over despite two late goals in a dramatic win over Watford moving them out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season. The game turned when Watford’s Tom Cleverley was sent off for a second yellow card in the 87th minute,…

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'Football is about dreams' – Dyche after Burnley move into top four

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said “football is about dreams” after his side moved into fourth place in the Premier League with victory over Stoke at Turf Moor. Substitute Ashley Barnes struck two minutes from time to ensure the Clarets’ remarkable start to the campaign continued. Barring the first two days of this season – when…

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Shuttle buses, tea troubles and pitch problems – has West Ham's move failed?

In May 2016, when West Ham were making their final preparations before completing their move to the London Stadium, co-owner David Sullivan addressed the thorny issue of leaving Upton Park. “Yes,” he said, it was quite possible, indeed probable that “half of our fans don’t want to move”. But it would soon become apparent the…

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Man City players didn't over-celebrate – Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he “encouraged” his side to celebrate Sunday’s 2-1 win at Manchester United, but denies they went over the top. United manager Jose Mourinho had milk thrown at him outside the Old Trafford dressing rooms after objecting to City’s celebrations. Asked if his players celebrated too much, Guardiola said: “Definitely…

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