Late Sterling Goal Secures Man City Win Over Huddersfield

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Premier League leaders City went behind to Nicolas Otamendi's own goal on the stroke of half-time, only for Sergio Aguero to equalise from the spot early in the second period after Sterling went down under a challenge from Scott Malone.

Attacks came thick and fast towards the end for City and eventually their persistence paid off, with Sterling bundling home a rebound to maintain the eight-point gap at the top of the table and secure an 11th consecutive league win.

"I was not talking about winning, losing or drawing the game, I'm talking about not giving up, being positive all the time, being focused on what we have to do".

Ominously for their title rivals Guardiola's side show no signs of slowing down, although the Spaniard was quick to dismiss the notion that City could match Arsenal, who are the only side to finish a Premier League campaign unbeaten. With one game a week, you are less likely to drop points, but with three games a week and four competitions, it is impossible. "It was a big win in a real Premier League game". Brokenfinger? I'll see myself out, thanks.

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Raheem Sterling proved the difference maker as it was the England worldwide who won the penalty which Aguero duly put past Lossl in the Huddersfield goal.

Sterling's victor won Man City the three points and move eight points clear of their nearest rivals, Manchester United.

"It's also about how he keeps the ball and his movement".

Guardiola added: "He is still young and he can still improve".

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