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Manchester City set all-time English record for consecutive away wins



The champions beat Newcastle 4-3 to set a new record just days after clinching the Premier League title

Manchester City set yet more records after beating Newcastle United 4-3 at St James’ Park to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points.

The win was the 12th straight away league victory for Pep Guardiola’s side – the longest ever winning run away from home by a team in the top four tiers of English football.

Spain international Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick as City twice came from behind as they extended their unbeaten run away to 23 matches in all competitions – also a new record for an English side.

What’s been said?

“It’s good for the fact that we won 12 times and no side could do it before so we’re happy for that,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“The spirit from the first minute until the end was absolutely there.

“We made a comeback after 1-0, made a comeback after 3-2, so it was really good, we’re please and hopefully we can learn a little bit about set-pieces and corners and especially the two penalties – we have to improve on that.”