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History makers! Manchester City set new Premier League record with 15th successive win

The league leaders thrashed Swansea 4-0 tonight.

MANCHESTER CITY POWERED to a Premier League record 15th successive victory as David Silva’s double inspired a 4-0 demolition of rock-bottom Swansea.

Swansea City v Manchester City - Premier League - Liberty Stadium David Silva celebrates his goal with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Source: EMPICS Sport

Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also found the net as the runaway leaders broke the previous Premier League record winning streak set by Arsenal between February and August 2002.

Pep Guardiola’s side brushed aside a poor Swansea side to further tighten their grip on the title race with two goals in each half at the Liberty Stadium.

City remain 11 points clear of second placed Manchester United and once again looked every inch the champions-elect.

It was Spanish playmaker David Silva who was at the heart of City’s historic success with two superb finishes.

The game began at a terrific pace and the first chance fell to Aguero on five minutes as he weaved his way through two challenges and fired into the side-netting.

A minute later some neat footwork gave Raheem Sterling a sight of goal and Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn had to make an important interception.

But it took a save at each end in a matter of moments to keep the scoresheet blank.

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Swansea City v Manchester City - Premier League - Liberty Stadium Source: Nick Potts

First it was home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski who reacted quickly to get down low and push away a drive from Fernandinho from the edge of the penalty area.

Then Ederson in the Manchester City goal had to get down well to keep out an effort from Jordan Ayew, who had cut in from the left.

De Bruyne blasted a difficult effort high and wide before Aguero headed over from a left-wing cross by David Silva.

Then a free-kick by De Bruyne bounced around the penalty area and struck a frustrated Nicolas Otamendi on its way for a corner before Aguero looped a header onto the roof of the net from a De Bruyne cross.

And Otamendi blasted well off target after Fabianski had failed to gather cleanly from a left-wing cross.

Swansea City v Manchester City - Premier League - Liberty Stadium Source: Nick Potts

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