Manchester City are an unstoppable force in the Premier League after they recorded a tenth  straight win in the league by beating newcomers Brentford in front of their home fans. The reigning Premier League champions made it ten successive win thanks to the slim win over newly promoted club Brentford. England international Phil Foden marked his return to the starting XI with the only goal of the game off the assist from Kevin De Bruyne.

City boss Guardiola made some changes to his starting XI for the Brentford game in comparison to the team selected for the Boxing Day clash with Leicester City and one of the changes was Foden who was given his first start alongside offence partner Jack Grealish since the England national team duo were dropped from the City starting line-up for the away game against Newcastle United. They were both punished for attending a gathering shortly after they were on target during the 7-0 home win over Leeds United.

Despite the changes made to their starting XI, Manchester City were able to retain their winning run in the Premier League as they continue to set the pace on the league standings in their quest to retain their title.

The 6-3 home victory over Leicester City on Boxing Day made it nine victories in a row for Guardiola and his Manchester City players. They made it ten wins on the bounce with the 1-0 away win over the Bees. Brentford gave a good account of themselves but they didn’t have the necessary quality needed to trouble the Manchester City rearguard led by Portuguese defender Ruben Dias.

With the slender win over the Bees, Manchester City have now opened up an eight-point lead at the Premier League summit ahead of their trip to London to face Arsenal on Saturday. Their nearest challengers are Chelsea who dropped points again at home via the  1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.