Manchester City set Premier League record after derby victory

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Old Trafford was silenced by a battling display from the visitors to rack up yet another win, setting a new single-season benchmark

Sunday's Manchester derby win saw Manchester City set a new Premier League record as they extended their lead to 11 points. 

Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi were enough to seal a 2-1 victory over rivals United, with Marcus Rashford briefly levelling for the hosts at Old Trafford. 

With fellow Premier League titles hopefuls Chelsea also dropping points, it capped a perfect weekend for Pep Guardiola's charges. 

The victory was also enough to set a new milestone in consecutive wins in the competition. 

No other team has managed 14 straight triumphs in a single Premier League season, the mark reached by City on Sunday. 

They share the overall record with Arsenal, although the Gunners managed their 14 wins over two campaigns. 

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The last time Pep saw his side drop points was on August 21 in a 1-1 draw at home to Everton

And, since that point, they have been near-invincible, netting 45 times and conceding just eight. 

City can go on to claim the record outright on Wednesday if they take a 15th consecutive win away to Swansea.

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