Pep Guardiola has outstripped all of his peers past and present in the Premier League after racking up his latest victory at the helm of Manchester City.
Wednesday’s clash was his 111th win on the bench, marking an outstanding strike-rate of almost 64 per cent.
With City in a festive mood following Monday’s decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the club’s suspension from the Champions League, Wednesday saw Bournemouth visiting the Etihad Stadium for the latest round of league fixtures.
Pep took the opportunity to rotate his team, resting the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez, but it made little difference to the overall result as City ran out 2-1 winners.
David Silva and Gabriel Jesus both netted in the first half, meaning David Brooks’ late strike was little more than a consolation for the Cherries, who find themselves in serious danger of going down to the Championship.
Not only was it City’s third consecutive Premier League victory, but it also brought up Pep’s 150th match in the English top-flight, a run in which he has surpassed all previous managers in terms of success.