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Pep Guardiola breaks Jose Mourinho’s record as Man City thrash Brighton to go top again

By Muhammad Butt

Published: 22:54, 20 April 2022

Pep Guardiola made it 250 wins as Manchester City manager as his side thrashed Brighton 3-0 at the Etihad.

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After Liverpool knocked them off the top of the Premier League with their big win over Manchester United, Manchester City responded in fine form against a tricky opponent in Brighton.

A goalless first-half would have given City fans cause for concern, but in the end Pep Guardiola’s men put their foot down after the break, scoring twice in the first 20 minutes of the second period before settling the game late on.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring with a neat finish, Phil Foden buried a second just after the hour and it was Bernardo Silva who notched the third goal to settle things, allowing City to coast to their 24th win of the season and head back to the top one point ahead of Liverpool.

The win was Pep Guardiola’s 250th across all competitions since taking charge of Manchester City. The Sky Blues have won 72.67% of their games under Guardiola over a seven year period, with Pep reaching the milestone in just 344 matches.

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Guardiola has reached 250 wins faster than any coach in English top flight history, absolutely smashing the record held by José Mourinho. The Portuguese reached the quarter-century mark in 396 games, a full season more than the Catalan.

The fastest managers to 250 wins in English top flight history are:

  1. Pep Guardiola: 250 wins in 344 games with Manchester City
  2. José Mourinho: 250 wins in 396 games with Chelsea and Manchester United
  3. Kenny Dalglish: 250 wins in 429 games with Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers
  4. Arsene Wenger: 250 wins in 433 games with Arsenal
  5. Don Revie: 250 wins in 439 wins with Leeds