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Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s men go into record books

Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s men go into record books

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Pep Guardiola hailed his "special players" as Manchester City rewrote English football's record books with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Swansea City that sent them into the FA Cup quarter-finals.Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Guardiola's team won a 15th game in a row in all competitions, with Swansea pulling one back late on through debutant Morgan Whittaker.This triumph means Manchester City have set a new record for successive domestic wins by an English top-flight club, surpassing the previous best of 14 achieved by the Preston team of 1891-92 and the 1987-88 Arsenal side."It shows how special these players are," said Guardiola."And we think of the next one. I know we broke a record of all-time. To do what we have done so far is quite remarkable."The re...
Aleksandar Mitrovic double earns Fulham vital win at Championship promotion rivals Swansea

Aleksandar Mitrovic double earns Fulham vital win at Championship promotion rivals Swansea

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Aleksandar Mitrovic struck twice in the first-half to earn Fulham a 2-1 win over promotion rivals Swansea on Friday night.The Serbia striker took his tally to 23 goals in as many games for club and country this season as he led his side to within two points of the Championship’s automatic promotion places. Getty Scott Parker’s side are chasing an automatic promotion spot George Byers scored a second-half header, but it was not enough to end Swansea’s dismal home run of just one win from their last seven matches at the Liberty Stadium. Fulham’s fourth consecutive victory took them to within a win of second-placed Leeds before Saturday’s matches. Hosts Swansea had made three changes, with Steve Cooper bringing in Kyle Naughton, Byers and Sam Surridge for Jak...
Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

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It was another frantic night of action in the SkyBet Championship, with Leeds United and Swansea City moving to joint-top of the table after respective wins. Here’s how the action played out from England’s second-tier. Getty Images - Getty James McClean had a typically eventful evening for Stoke City at Deepdale Leeds United 1-0 Brentford Getty Images - Getty Eddie Nketiah is already a huge fan favourite at Elland Road Eddie Nketiah made a name for himself at Elland Road by coming off the bench and netting a late winner as Leeds returned to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Brentford. With former Arsenal striker Ian Wright watching on from the stands, the Gunners loanee was sent on for his Cha...
Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City: Blues left to rue missed opportunities as Graham Potter works more magic

Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City: Blues left to rue missed opportunities as Graham Potter works more magic

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MATCH REPORT Lukasz Jutkiewicz had the best chance for the hosts, but skewed his left-footed shot wide Birmingham City were left to rue their missed opportunities as they failed to find a way past a resilient Swansea City side in the ‘Garry Monk Derby’. Despite creating a host of gilt-edged chances in the opening half an hour, the Blues were ultimately frustrated by Graham Potter’s men. Oli McBurnie failed to get into the game for the Swans Lukasz Jutkiewicz had the best chance for the hosts, but skewed his left-footed shot wide after great work by Jota. The result moves the Swans up to second in the table, having played a game more than the rest of the sides in the Play-Off places. Despite having 17 attempts on goal, the ho...
Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

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Swansea boss Graham Potter insists bringing the club straight back to the Premier League in his first season will not be easy.The Swans were relegated to the Championship last season and appointed Potter as part of a bold restructure of the club. Potter, 43, managed Swedish club Ostersund for eight years, winning three promotions and the Svenska Cupen while playing an attractive brand of football. Potter is not getting ahead of himself at Swansea However, the Englishman knows immediate success with his new club will be difficult. “It’s not so straightforward. We’ve got to go through a transition, a restructure,” he told talkSPORT. “For us, it’s not about worrying what’s going to happen in May. “It’s about trying ...