Manchester City defeated Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.
Manchester City continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park and thus matching a club record, winning nine straight league matches for the first time since 1912.
It has been some turnaround for City, considering after they were comprehensively dumped out of the Champions League by Barcelona last year many called for boss Manuel Pellegrini to be sacked.
The Chilean received a vote of confidence by the Citizens’ board, and it has so far proven to be a wise decision as the team grow from strength to strength.
Starting with six straight Premier League wins at the back-end of last season to finish second, City have carried their momentum over the summer and into the new campaign with devastating effect.
3-0 wins over West Brom and Chelsea ensued, and at Everton they never looked in danger once Raheem Sterling and Aleksandar Kolarov combined to set the visitors on their way.
9 - Manchester City have won nine top-flight league games in succession for the first time since September 1912. Imperious.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 23, 2015
Once Kolarov had given City a deserved lead, the visitors pressed for a second and secured victory as substitute Samir Nasri rounded off a well-crafted move a few minutes from time.
Aside from their results, the team’s performances have been so good in the opening weeks of the season that many Premier League observers are already labelling them as the team to beat.
While the title is never won in August, on current form it’s hard to see them faltering and next week against Watford they have the chance to make it ten in a row in-front of their own supporters.