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Zinchenko targets historic winning run

9 Aug 2019
Man City's Oleksandr Zinchenko kisses Premier League Trophy

Man City left-back can add to his 22-match 100 per cent Premier League record with trip to West Ham

Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko can make Premier League history this season by extending his remarkable winning run when they visit West Ham United on Saturday. 

The left-back has won all 22 of his Premier League appearances, the best 100 per cent record by any player in the competition's history.

Twenty of those appearances have been starts, as the 22-year-old helped Pep Guardiola's Man City to two Premier League titles.

Zinchenko's run also comfortably beats the next-best winning streak from the start of a player's Premier League career, held by two players.

Quinton Fortune won his first 12 matches for Manchester United, as did Zinchenko's team-mate, Phil Foden.

Another record in sight

If Zinchenko plays and wins in City's season opener at West Ham, he will match the best winning streak by a player in Premier League history.

Team-mate David Silva holds the record, winning 23 matches in succession up to 31 March 2018.

Best winning runs for players
Player Club Winning run Date of last win
D Silva MCI 23 31/03/18
Zinchenko MCI 22 12/05/19
Fernandinho MCI 18 27/12/17
De Bruyne MCI 18 27/12/17
Ederson MCI 18 27/12/17
Robben CHE 17 02/10/05
Ferreira CHE 17 13/03/10
Otamendi MCI 17 27/12/17

Zinchenko has not tasted a league defeat since the start of the 2016/17 season.

After joining PSV Eindhoven on loan following his summer transfer to City, Zinchenko won seven and drew five of his 12 Eredivisie matches.

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