Pep Guardiola has earned his 500th win a club manager following Manchester City’s narrow victory over bottom=of-the-table Sheffield United to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game after nine minutes, firing home from close range after fine work from Ferran Torres.
Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession at Etihad Stadium but struggled to create clear-cut opportunities after Jesus’ early strike.
John Fleck went close to a late equaliser for the Blades but his powerful strike flew just wide of Ederson’s left-hand post.
Guardiola began his managerial career in 2007 with Barcelona B before he was promoted to the first team in 2008.
After four successful years with Barcelona, he took a sabbatical leave from football for a year and returned to the sidelines in 2013 with Bayern Munich.
Three years later, he joined Manchester City, where he is till date. He has managed 628 games with a win ratio of 80%.
Since Guardiola joined Man City, the club has scored 650 goals in 265 games which is the most since he moved to the Premier League.
Under him, the club has amassed 401 points which is the most since July 2016.
Manchester City have won all nine matches in all competitions in January 2021, the most wins by a team in the top four tiers of English football in a single month since the formation of the Football League in 1888.