Raheem Sterling Grabs Late Winner As Man City Grind Out A Hard Fought Victory At Huddesfield Town

Manchester City proved their mettle as they came from a goal down to beat newly promoted Huddersfield Town 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.

City had not come from behind at half-time to win away from home in the Premier League since April 1995 and remarkably, that stat has finally been put to bed.

And it needed a lucky late goal from Raheem Sterling to secure an 11th successive Premier League win Pep Guardiola’s men.

Huddersfield showed a defensive masterclass and managed to contain City for much of the game. The newly promoted club had shockingly taken the lead when Nicolas Otamendi deflected a flick from Chrstopher Schindler into the net seconds before the half time whistle.

But the second half could not have started any worse for Huddersfield. Sergio Aguero levelled from penalty spot after Raheem Sterling was fouled seconds after the restart.

For much of the second half City kept on piling the pressure with a wave of attacks, but Huddersfield put on a solid defensive display to keep City at bay.

A draw looked certain until Gabriel Jesus’s shot was saved by keeper Jonas Lossl and it hit Sterling and rebounded into the net, much to the despair of the home crowd.

The victory equalled City’s club record of 11 consecutive league wins, taking them eight points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table.

 

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