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Guardiola sets new record with fourth straight Manager of the Month award

Guardiola sets new record with fourth straight MOTM award

12/01/2018 at 11:24Updated 12/01/2018 at 12:37

Pep Guardiola has set a new Premier League record by becoming the first man to win the Manager of the Month award four times in a row.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named Manager of the Month for December - the fourth consecutive time he has won the award.

The Spaniard's latest feat is a Premier League record. Antonio Conte previously held the record for winning the award three times in a row, during the months of October, November and December last season.

City went unbeaten during the festive period, winning six of their seven matches. And more impressively, during that period Guardiola's side racked up wins over rivals Manchester United and Tottenham.

During December they scored 17 goals and conceded just four, and only failed to beat Crystal Palace whose manager Roy Hodgson was also nominated for the award.

Guardiola's side now lead the Premier League by 15 points and remain unbeaten from their 22 games so far.