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Manchester City do not have the longest active league winning streak in football

City made it 18 wins in a row with victory over Newcastle but they aren't top of the tree yet.

Manchester City are the best team in world football right now.

Well that is what we are being told.

But, there is another team in world football that will definitely have something to say about it.

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Can anyone stop them?

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Can anyone stop them?

Especially as Jamie Carragher said City are playing in a ‘joke league’.

After beating Newcastle 1-0 last night, City extended their Premier League winning run to 18 games and opened up a 15-point lead over second-placed United.

Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola hold the longest winning streak at 19 games from 2014.

However the longest active winning run does not belong to Man City.

Lanexang United, who play in Laos, are the side with the longest league winning run currently active in world football.

They have won every league game dating back to May 2016.

The team, which is amazingly nicknamed the Power of a Million Elephants, sit on 19 consecutive victories.

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We’re sorry Pep its true

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We’re sorry Pep its true

However, after running away with the Lao Premier League last season, they withdrew from the competition this year when only four teams had been confirmed.

The current champions also pulled out of the AFC Cup as football in the country went into meltdown.

The sponsors dropped their contracts and the there is the caveat that Lanexang are not playing any competitive football at the moment.


Don’t worry, you can make it 19 against Crystal Palace next time out

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Don’t worry, you can make it 19 against Crystal Palace next time out

It might be some time before they have the chance to extend that winning streak.

But, the way things were going before the league collapsed suggest Pep may need to win a few more games at least to have a secure record.

Before you say anything a winning streak in Laos is just as good as one in England.