A Manchester City victory over Wolves tonight would see Citizens boss Pep Guardiola break a long-standing Premier League record, currently held by Jose Mourinho.
Wolves vs Man City
The English champions are set for a tricky trip to Molineux later today, in their latest league outing.
City will head into proceedings on the back of an upturn in form of late, culminating in 4 straight victories across all competitions.
The latest of these came last weekend, when the Manchester giants put Leicester City to the sword in comprehensive fashion, by 3 goals to 1.
The scintillating stretch of form being enjoyed by table-toppers Liverpool, though, means that City simply can’t afford to drop any points moving forward.
The Reds’ drubbing of Leicester last night saw them move a hefty 14 points clear of Pep Guardiola’s men in the Premier League table.
Pep closing on Mou
A win for City at Molineux later today, though, would prove significant not only in terms of keeping their admittedly-slim title hopes at least somewhat alive, but also in the career of manager Guardiola.
As things stand, Sky Blues boss Guardiola has racked up 99 victories in the Premier League, since his arrival at the Etihad in 2016.
The Spaniard has managed this in just 132 English top-flight fixtures.
The fewest number of games ever taken by a manager to reach 100 wins in the Premier League, as things stand, is 142.
This record was set by Jose Mourinho during his time with Chelsea.
If Manchester City manage to put Wolves to the sword tonight, though, then Guardiola will replace the current Spurs boss in the record books, with an impressive 9 games to spare.
Guardiola has won 99 of his 132 Premier League games so far.
A win over Wolves would break Mourinho’s record for fewest number of games to reach 💯 Premier League wins (142). pic.twitter.com/GIVL56f09y
— Goal (@goal) December 27, 2019