Manchester City took their impressive winning run to 11 games in the Premier League after a late Raheem Sterling strike edged the Citizens to a 2-1 win at stubborn Huddersfield Town.
City were handed a little setback on the stroke of halftime through a Nicolas Otamendi own goal despite missing some glorious first half opportunities.
Pep Guardiola’s team however reemerged for the second half with the determination to get back into the game and they did just that after the aforementioned Sterling was brought down in the box. Argentina forward Sergio Aguero dispatched the resulting penalty to level scores at 1-1 for City.
In a bid to maintain their gap at the summit, Guardiola brought on Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus for club captain Vincent Kompany and it paid dividends as he turned provider for Sterling six minutes from time to give Manchester City the three points at stake.
The win takes the league leaders eight points clear of nearest challengers and city rivals Manchester United, who had early cut the gap to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday evening.
Premier League Standings (Top 6):
1. Manchester City 37 points
2. Manchester United 29 points
3. Chelsea 26 points
4. Arsenal 25 points
5. Tottenham Hotspur 24 points
6. Liverpool 23 points