Beating Sheffield United, although more modestly than many expected, made Manchester City reach impressive marks in the history of the club, and especially within English football.
The meager 1-0 at Etihad Stadium was the 9th straight win in January, a mark that no other club in the top four divisions of English football has achieved since the formation of the Football League in 1988.
To reach the record, City beat, in sequence: Chelsea, Manchester United, Birmingham, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Cheltenham, West Bromwich and Sheffield United. The games were for the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Adding all the competitions, the Manchester team also sets a record in the history of the club itself. There are 12 victories in a row, something that City, with or without the heavy investment from the United Arab Emirates, had never done.