Guardiola: It’s ‘amazing’ to have set a new Premier League record

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made more history in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola oversaw his 100th Premier League win and did it in his 134th game in charge of City. That beats the previous record holder, Jose Mourinho, by eight games.

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“Of course we proud of all the players we had in three seasons and the staff, the incredible effort,” he said. “When you think about 100 wins in 134 games it is an incredible achievement. It is so nice to be alongside Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp, and Arsene Wenger. It means a lot.

“Sometimes we lose perspective. But when you have this perspective with how many games we spent and run and fight to achieve 100 wins. Amazing. I am happy especially for the players. They are the reason we won 100 games in a short time.”

Guardiola’s record now stands at 100-17-17 in the Premier League, though City’s season is not following the plan. The two-time reigning champs are 14 points back of Liverpool.

Goal scorer Sergio Aguero says the club is focused on firming up its Top Four credentials more than anything else.

“Now Liverpool is too hard,” Aguero said. “We have to focus just on winning because we need to play Champions League next season. We have to play the same way and see what happens.”