RAHEEM STERLING ON SPOT LIGHT AS MANCHESTER CITY RE-ESTABLISHED EIGHT-POINT LEAD

Sterling scored the winner for Manchester City as the table leaders came from behind to beat stubborn Huddersfield.

Huddersfield took the lead at the first half added time through Nicolas Otamendi’s own goal whereas Sergio Aguero leveled the scores few minutes into the second half before Sterling made the final say six minutes to full time.

It was from a corner kick that Huddersfield player headed the ball destined to the post but a last touch by Otamendi gave it more direction and mayhem to the visitors’ players as the ball fell into the net.

Sergio Aguero although scored from a penalty was denied in many occasions by goal keeper Jonas Lossly as Sane Leroy who involved in a fight with Rajiv Van La Para who was recarded after the whistle was blown was also denied by the cross bar.

Nevertheless, Manchester City was less ruthless compared to the spirit in their last 12 matches in which they scored 40 goals.

In Pep Guardiola’s view, such difficulty is expected for a side that is determined to lift the league title.

“If you want to win the title you cannot expect easy games. We have to live these kinds of situations and we spoke at half-time about how we are going to react. Said Guardiola.

Sterling goal scoring ability is proving to be ambiguous as he rescued Man City with his 84th minutes seemingly accidently strike. The England international has now scored 8 league goals in 12 games.

Huddersfield was a hard nut to crack for the usually free scoring City. They posed threat in some occasions remarkably the Defender Mathias Jorgensen came so close to scoring in the first half.

As Manchester City emerged victorious, they broke a couple of records including coming from behind at half-time to win a Premier League away match for the first time since April 1995.

Also Sterling and teammates will be equaling Arsenal’s 14 straight league victories from February-August 2002 if they win their next three matches.

Pep will watch from the touch line again as his boys are likely to thrive over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium whereas David Wagner will escort his boys to the North London to try restoring in the clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on the Wednesday night City will be playing.

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