Manchester City’s victory over Swansea in the FA Cup established a new record for consecutive victories for an English top-flight side across all competitions.
Here, the PA news agency looks at the details behind the record-breaking run.
The records beaten
Arsenal’s run came after they made an indifferent start to the 1987-88 season, winning just one of their opening five games. George Graham’s side hit form in September, winning 14 in a row until mid-November. Ten of the wins came in First Division fixtures, with the other four being in the League Cup. They finished sixth in the table that season and lost to Luton in the League Cup final.
City’s run is not to be confused with their 18-match Premier League winning sequence in the 2017-18 campaign. That, at the time, was also a new record. It was matched by Liverpool last season. Their current run of successive league wins stands at 10 following last weekend’s success at Anfield.