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Man City star Rodri breaks incredible 16-year Premier League record vs Man Utd as he overtakes Chelsea legend

RODRI helped Manchester City earn bragging rights over rivals United – and broke a Premier League record in the process.

The midfielder played all 90 minutes of the derby with Phil Foden’s double and Erling Haaland’s late strike cancelling out Marcus Rashford’s opener.

Rodri celebrates victory over Man Utd

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Rodri celebrates victory over Man UtdCredit: Rex

Rodri has still not lost a club game since City’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in February 2023.

Since then, he has featured for City 58 times without being beaten.

After the Spaniard was sent off against Nottingham Forest in September, City lost all three of the domestic games he missed.

But when he is on the pitch, it is a different story.

City’s 1-0 win against Bournemouth last weekend saw Rodri draw level with ex-Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho on 58 games without defeat.

The former Portugal centre-back set that record between November 2006 and February 2008, over 16 years ago.

But now it has been broken by Rodri, who extended his unbeaten run of appearances to 59 following victory in the Manchester derby.

Despite Rodri’s record-breaking feat the praise rightly went to team-mate Foden.

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United legend Gary Neville said: “Sometimes derby matches can be emotional passionate affairs especially for local players who have come through the academy and it means a lot to.

“He’s as cool as ice, Phil Foden. He’s such a special talent. He’s here to stay. He’s such a wonderful player.”

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