Gary Lineker has hailed Manchester City's 'extraordinary consistency' after they extended their winning run with a 2-1 victory over West Ham.

With nearest challengers Manchester United and Leicester City not playing until tomorrow, Pep Guardiola's side went 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to their 2-1 win, which came courtesy of goals from defenders Ruben Dias and John Stones.

The victory was also City's 20th in a row in all competitions in a remarkable run that stretches back to mid-December, when a 1-1 draw with West Brom saw Guardiola's side sixth in the table and five points off league leaders Spurs.

Since then, City have conceded just seven goals in their 20-game winning streak, comfortably seeing off every team they have faced.

It has led to praise from Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, impressed at how City have hit form in what is anything but an ordinary campaign due to the condensed fixture schedule.

He tweeted with applause emojis: "Twenty wins on the bounce for Man City in all competitions.

"Extraordinary consistency in these difficult times."

Earlier this month, Lineker speculated that City could win an unprecedented quadruple thanks to their incredible run of form.

Manchester City consolidated their position at the top of the league with a 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Is the title all theirs already?

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"There is a possibility that Man City could win everything this season," he said after City swept Spurs aside with a 3-0 win on February 13. "So good."

City did not have it all their own way against an in-form West Ham side this afternoon, being pegged back through Michail Antonio's goal after Dias' opener.

Such is City's form in defence, though, that Lineker also shared a stat revealing that Antonio's goal was the first Guardiola's side have conceded at home with Stones on the pitch.