In a significant achievement, Pep Guardiola reached a remarkable milestone during Manchester City’s victory over Sheffield United. Despite his absence from the touchline, Guardiola became the fastest manager in English top-flight history to secure 200 wins, achieving this feat in just 269 games.
This accomplishment far surpassed the previous record of 326 matches held by Jose Mourinho in 2020. Notably, Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of reaching 200 wins in 322 games during the Premier League era was also surpassed.
Manchester City continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign with a narrow win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The victory extended City’s unbeaten record in head-to-head clashes against Sheffield United to nine games, comprising seven wins and two draws.
The Blades’ initial struggles in the league made victory for them unlikely, yet their first-half performance showed promise. City dominated possession and even had a goal disallowed due to an offside in the build-up.
The match maintained a familiar rhythm in the second half, with City seeking the breakthrough. Eventually, it was Jack Grealish’s skillful play that set up Erling Haaland to score a powerful header and give City the lead.
Despite Haaland having another goal disallowed, Sheffield United managed to equalize thanks to a defensive error, but City’s response was swift. Kyle Walker’s involvement led to Rodri’s goal, proving decisive in securing City’s victory and their place at the top of the Premier League table, despite Sheffield United scoring just their second goal against City in 11 Premier League matches.