Although he wasn’t on the touchline, Sunday’s victory over Sheffield United still marked a significant milestone for Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan became the fastest manager to 200 wins in English top-flight history with the 2-1 win at Bramall Lane.
Taking just 269 games to hit his double century, it sees our boss far eclipse the previous record of 326 matches set by Jose Mourinho in 2020.
Sir Alex Ferguson held the Premier League era record, taking 322 games to reach 200 wins
Guardiola has been the dominant manager in English football since arriving at City in 2016, guiding us to five Premier League titles in seven seasons.
The latest win sees us become the only side in this year’s Premier League to have a 100% record after three games.
The boss is currently in Spain, recovering from routine back surgery earlier in the week, but his assistant Juanma Lillo insisted on Friday that Guardiola’s influence has still been felt on the team throughout the week.
Pep’s Premier League stats after seven seasons
Across his 269 league fixtures in charge at City, Guardiola has seen City pick up a whopping 636 points.
That’s 57 more than Liverpool, who have been the second best performing Premier League team since the summer of 2016.
Of the other 69 games, City have drawn 34 times and lost on 35 occasions.
Under his management, City have scored 665 and conceded just 216 goals to leave us with a momentous goal difference of +449.
Congratulations to Pep Guardiola and his backroom staff on yet another spectacular record.