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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Record-breaking Citizens

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  • Man City set new PL record with 15-straight wins
  • David Silva scores twice
  • Man City 11 points clear atop the table
  • City have now scored 52 goals in 17 games

We are witnessing history.

Manchester City beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola‘s men set a new top-flight record with 15 consecutive wins in the Premier League.

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David Silva scored twice and Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero each grabbed a goal as Man City stretched their club-record unbeaten run to 25 games in the PL.

There is simply no stopping City who sit top of the Premier League table on 49 points and are set to break more records throughout the rest of the season. Swansea are bottom of the table and have just 12 points.

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Aguero jinxed away from multiple Swansea defenders early on but his shot hit the side-netting and moments later Raheem Sterling‘s shot was blocked as the away side set the tone early on.

Fernandinho‘s low effort was then saved well by Lukasz Fabianski through plenty of bodies.

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Jordan Ayew went close on the break for Swansea but the chances kept coming for City as de Bruyne and Aguero went close.

Nicolas Otamendi also went close and City soon were 1-0 up with Silva finishing to score for the third-straight Premier League game. The onslaught continued for most of the first half with de Bruyne then getting in on the act as his free kick missed everyone at the near post and went in. 2-0.

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City started the second half where they left off as Aguero cut inside and was denied by Fabianski, once again, with a fine save down low.

Silva grabbed his second and City’s third of the game with a fine finish as Sterling cut into the box, teed up the Spanish playmaker and he dinked home expertly to make it 3-0.

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Roque Mesa‘s deflected shot almost caught out Ederson but he saved well and for the rest of the game Swansea sat back and it was a case of damage limitation against a simply majestic Man City.

Aguero finished things off as he made it 4-0 with a fine run and finish and got the goal his performance deserved.

Premier League Preview: Swansea City vs. Manchester City

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  • Man City leads all-time 22W-4D-7L
  • Swans winless in 11 vs. Man City
  • Last Swans win: 2012 at home

Manchester City can set the Premier League record for consecutive wins in a single season when it visits Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday (Watch live at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Each side has scored in the last eight meetings between the two in all competitions, which is about the only bit of good news for Paul Clement‘s side outside of their weekend win over West Brom. Man City has dominated the series in recent memory, and really all time.

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And some good news for Man City, too: There won’t be any problem with what they do in their own changing room.

“Like any club, Manchester City are able to play music in their dressing room,” a Swansea City spokesman said following the fracas at the Manchester Derby.

Wilfried Bony will be fired up to face his former club, and he’s coming off a big goal to sink West Brom. He’s going to have a lot in the tank. From the Manchester Evening News:

“Every game I look forward to but it is special to play against your old team. Injuries had an impact on my time at City. When you come from a club where you play every game and then you are playing maybe once a month or two games a month it is completely different.”

Vincent Kompany is out for Man City.

What they’re saying

Swansea City back Alfie Mawson on slowing Man City“I’m very fortunate to test myself against the highest calibre of footballer there is. City are flying this season. They’ve got one of the best managers in the world. We’ve got to find a way to combat them. Every team is finding it hard and I’m sure it’s going to be a very tough game because of the quality and depth they have. We’ve got to be switched on for the entire game, as they’ll punish one lapse in concentration.”

Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne on the 11-point table lead“Lots of teams lost points this weekend so it is a big one for us [the win] just to put more pressure on the rest. We have to enjoy it and then focus again for Wednesday. It is a big gap. If we slip up we are still in the lead. We can’t be complacent. We need to do what we have all year. I prefer to be 11 points ahead than 11 points behind that’s for sure.”

Prediction

The run continues, as Paul Clement prioritizes Saturday’s trip to Everton and City cruises to a 3-0 win.

Swansea 1-0 West Brom: Bony goal crushes Baggies

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  • Baggies still winless since August
  • Bony scores again
  • Clement gets much needed win

Swansea City got a huge win off the boot of Wilfried Bony, as the Welsh hosts pulled to within a point of safety following a 1-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The three points boost Swans to 12, a point behind the 17th place Baggies.

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The green-clad Baggies were content to keep Swansea atop the 18 when the ball arrived in the final third, and a Tom Carroll free kick bobbling off the far post was the closest Swans got to going up.

Jonny Evans was stripped by Wilfried Bony 10 minutes into the second half, and the Ivorian striker side stepped Claudio Yacob to tempt goal.

Paul Clement‘s Swans got a massive advantage thanks to returning hero Bony, who was back door to clean up the garbage off a corner kick. A huge lead for the Welsh side put Swans up 1-0 in the 81st minute.

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The 2 Robbies podcast: Looking ahead to the Manchester Derby and more

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle break down Manchester City’s thrilling win over West Ham thanks to David Silva‘s late winner and look ahead to Sunday’s massive Manchester Derby. Plus, the chaps preview the Merseyside Derby and share their thoughts on the current state of Swansea City.

Join Earle & Mustoe on The 2 Robbies Football Show, Saturdays at 5pm ET. Listen on the NBCSports Radio App and call 855-323-4622 in the U.S. for lively passionate debate.

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Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City: Vital win for Potters

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  • Bony put Swansea ahead early
  • Shaqiri, Diouf strike before half time
  • First win in five for Stoke

Stoke City beat Swansea City 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday as Mark Hughes‘ men got back on track.

Beleaguered Swansea took the lead through Wilfried Bony early on but Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf both scored in the space of four minutes to turn the game on its head in the first half.

Stoke’s first win in five games moves them on to 16 points for the season, while Swansea are rock bottom.

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Swansea took the lead early on and it was former Stoke loanee Bony who popped up to make it 1-0.

Bony only scored twice in his loan spell at Stoke City last season but he made no mistake as he finished Martin Olsson‘s cross just three minutes in.

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The Potters were back level after 36 minutes with Shaqiri bursting into life after Leroy Fer‘s giveaway and he finished superbly to make it 1-1. Game on.

Stoke went 2-1 up in simple fashion four minutes later as a long ball to Peter Crouch flicked on and it hit Kyle Naughton‘s back before being smashed home by Diouf. 2-1.

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In the second half there was a long delay as Bruno Martins Indi was stretchered off and Kevin Wimmer came on in his place.

Swansea looked dangerous on the break as they tried to get level with Ryan Shawcross making a great tackle on Tammy Abraham who raced through on goal.

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Jack Butland, on his return from injury, made a fantastic save from Swansea’s Ki who cut in and drilled a powerful effort on target.

Butland again saved in magnificent fashion late on with Tom Carroll‘s set piece curled in and Shawcross heading towards his own goal but the England international saved brilliantly to secure all three points for Stoke.

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