Manchester City eased past Fulham in the FA Cup and now face an EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Manchester United.
Fulham captain Tim Ream saw red after just six minutes as Manchester City eased to a 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win on Sunday.
Manchester City's records may be broken by Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola expected they would go at some stage.
Dean Henderson was in inspired form for Sheffield United but substitute Sergio Aguero's goal earned three points for Manchester City.
Gabriel Jesus has missed three of his five penalties in the Premier League, with other Manchester City players also fluffing their lines.
Manchester City were made to work hard for their win over Sheffield United, which came as no surprise to Pep Guardiola.
Competitions need to be trimmed from the calendar not expanded, according to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Watching Chris Wilder's Sheffield United can help Pep Guardiola to improve as a manager, he believes.
Manchester City, not Liverpool, dominate Pep Guardiola's thoughts "almost 24 hours" every day, he says.
Liverpool lead the Premier League by 16 points and the Opta data from a 2-0 win over Manchester United underlines their dominance.