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Manchester City defeats Huddersfield

27 November, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Gary Neville Premier League title race

Vincent Kompany and Manchester City got all they could handle from Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium, but survived for a 2-1 comeback win that secured their unbeaten record for another few days.

Having handed Manchester United its first league defeat of the season, Huddersfield had another famous victory in its sights when Christopher Schindler's header deflected in via Nicolas Otamendi in added time at the end of the first half.

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

It was exactly the kind of hostile environment that cynics claimed would be Guardiola's downfall when he arrived at City before last season following glittering spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

"The Premier League is so tough", Guardiola told BBC Sport.

City had the ideal response as Sergio Aguero equalized from the penalty spot before Raheem Sterling's late victor moved the leaders eight points clear of second placed Manchester United.




But City are now firmly entrenched in that debate and, in blazing to an eight-point lead after 13 games, they have set an unprecedented level of performance in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is surprised that Raheem Sterling is Manchester City's leading goalscorer so far this season.

'The corrections from the first half were minimal because we played quite good - we created more chances than in the second half but that is the Premier League for you.

"We spoke about us needing this kind of situation to happen", said Guardiola. We had chances and we were able to win and we are top of the group.

The Spaniard admits City are made of the right stuff to last the pace. "It was a big win in a real Premier League game". "They guys competed amazingly, which is why we won", he said.

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