Guardiola reaches half-century at Man City, but can't better Barcelona and Bayern records

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The Catalan coach celebrated a 50th win in the Blues hot-seat with a last-gasp victory over Feyenoord in the Champions League

Pep Guardiola has reached 50 victories as Manchester City manager, with that notable landmark hit in just 75 games.

The Catalan coach took the reins at the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2016, as he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini.

He arrived boasting a reputation forged at Barcelona and Bayern Munich as one of the finest coaches in world football.

A trophy-less debut campaign tarnished his image a little, but he and City have responded to that setback in some style this season to sweep aside all before them.

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Guardiola’s side are still unbeaten in 2017-18, with positive progress being made in Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup competition.

Their latest outing saw them take in a European tussle with Feyenoord, with Raheem Sterling netting late on to secure a narrow win.

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That success lifted Guardiola to a half-century of wins for City, with the promise of plenty more to come.

While he can be rightly proud of his record with the Blues, it has taken him longer to reach 50 successes than it did in either of his previous posts.

At Barca, he hit that mark in 71 games while it took him just 65 fixtures to reach the same tally with German giants Bayern.

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That, though, will be of little concern to Guardiola as his focus lies very much in the present.

City have already swept their way through to the last-16 of the Champions League, the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and to an eight-point lead in the Premier League title race.

Guardiola was appointed to land silverware, not to break records, and he remains well on course to deliver on that remit as he starts to chase down 100 wins at the City helm. 

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