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The Arsenal invincibles famously went a whole domestic season without defeat, but they did suffer defeats in the cup competitions that season.

Manchester City recently went 28 games without defeat until Shakhtar Donetsk beat them in the Champions League but how does that compare to teams of the past?

25 games unbeaten

Liverpool 1982

Liverpool Football Club were majestic in 1982. Inspired by tiny Scottish genius Kenny Dalgliesh, Liverpool won 3 trophies during a sensational spell. Genuine world class players such as Ian Rush and Alan Hansen helped The Reds continue their dominance of English football.

28 games unbeaten

Manchester City 2017

Pep Guardiola is currently proving that his brand of football can succeed, excel and break records in the English Premier League, something that Pep has already done in Spain and Germany.

Man City are still unbeaten in the league at the time of writing but were shocked by Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this season ending a 28 match unbeaten run in all competitions. A record that they could break again this season.

Arsenal 2007

Typical Arsenal, a 28 game unbeaten run in all competitions and not a single trophy to show for it. Yes, they may have looked like world beaters at times but when it came down to it they fell well short of the 2003/4 invincibles.

Everton 1984-85

Everton were on fire in the 1984/85 season almost completing a historic treble. They narrowly missed out with a defeat to Manchester United in the F.A Cup Final but won the European Cup Winners Cup and the league.

Preston 1888-89

Preston North End were giants of the early game. In 1889 they won the double thrashing Stoke City 10-0 along the way.

33 games

Manchester United 1998/1999

The 98/99 Man Utd team are in with a shout for the title of greatest club side ever so it’s no surprise they remained unbeaten for so long. The run culminated in a historic treble after a breathtaking finale against Bayern Munich.

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Nottingham Forest 1978

Forest had already won the league the previous season despite being recently promoted. The following season Brian Clough continued to work miracles ending the season with a European Cup and a League Cup.

This record breaking run spanned 2 seasons and cemented Clough’s image as one of the best managers in the game. R.I.P Cloughy, you deserve it.

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