Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the EFL Cup last night condemned Pep Guardiola to his sixth consecutive game without a win, a record that stands as the worst run in the Catalan boss’ career.
Managing 324 matches at senior level with Man City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, the former Los Cules midfielder has never seen a winless run last so long and City’s season is in real danger of falling apart.
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City have conceded their advantage in the Premier League title race and are now one of three sides on 20 points after nine matches, alongside Liverpool and Arsenal, whilst their Champions League campaign is also under threat.
A hefty defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp last week has left City needing results from their final three group matches and the fact that they host the Catalan giants in the return fixture next week will certainly not make anything easier – they still have to travel to Germany to face Borussia Monchengladbach, too.
Fortunately, a kinder run of games in the Premier League should yield some results as City tackle West Brom this weekend before clashes with Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Burnley – all of which the Citizens will be expected to win.