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Late Sterling goal sets new away wins record for table-toppers Man City

Raheem Sterling spared Manchester City’s blushes by securing a late 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town, their 11th consecutive away win.

Huddersfield Town v Manchester City - Premier League - John Smith's Stadium Source: Danny Lawson

A LATE RAHEEM winner secured Manchester City a record-breaking 11th successive away victory in all competitions, as the Premier League pacesetters claimed a hard-fought 2-1 triumph at Huddersfield Town.

City appeared to be on the brink of dropping points in the league for the first time since August 21, but a fortuitous Sterling goal six minutes from the end spared Pep Guardiola’s blushes, their 11th straight win on the road setting a new record for English top-flight clubs.

City dominated the first half and looked particularly threatening when David Silva got himself on the ball, the Spain international crafting numerous chances.

Huddersfield Town v Manchester City - Premier League - John Smith's Stadium Laurent Depoitre gets away from Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi. Source: EMPICS Sport

But City wasted most of the plethora of opportunities which fell their way, with Huddersfield taking the lead just before the break thanks to a Nicolas Otamendi own goal, which had more than a hint of luck about it.

City were level again shortly after the restart, though, as Sergio Aguero converted a penalty and Leroy Sane nearly added another shortly afterwards, rattling the crossbar with a fierce free-kick.

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.

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