Although the Premier League was initially a 42-game competition, the three seasons in which the record was set – and equalled – for wins in a season were all within 38 games.
|Manchester City (18/19)
|Manchester City (17/18)
In their 2017/18 season, after a hugely underwhelming maiden campaign from Pep Guardiola, Manchester City marched to 100 points coming via 32 wins.
After drawing their second game of the season at home to Everton, City won 18 on the bounce, with their unbeaten run eventually coming to an end at the hands of Liverpool.
With a chance to wrap up the title at home to arch-rivals Manchester United, City led 2-0 at the break only to lose 3-2 – their second defeat of the season.
City would draw at home to Huddersfield with three games left to play, but won their final two – which included a 94th-minute winner from Gabriel Jesus on the final day – to set a record of 32 wins.
They would match their record the following season, but owing to a run of three defeats in four games in December, City would come up two short of another 100-point haul.
With title rivals Liverpool in hot pursuit, Guardiola’s men pulled off a run of 14 successive wins to end the season with 32 wins and 98 points.
A 32-win season was achieved for the third successive year in 2019/20, albeit not by Manchester City.
Liverpool won their first eight games – a run halted with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford – and followed that up with a remarkable 18-game winning run to have the title as good as sealed by February.
The Reds only won six of their final 11 games, but it was enough to ensure they matched City’s record.