Huddersfield Town 1-2 Manchester City: 5 Talking Points
Here's what we learnt from Manchester City's hard-fought 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town
Manchester City huffed and puffed, but narrowly edged through with a 2-1 victory over a stubborn Huddersfield Town outfit at the Kirklees stadium to maintain their pole position.
Having frustrated the mighty visitors for a good part of the first 45 minutes, the Terriers deservedly went ahead at the stroke of half-time when Nicolas Otamendi inadvertently turned a Huddersfield header into his own net.
With frustrations simmering, City upped the ante after the break and Aguero soon levelled the proceedings from the spot. The runaway Premier League leaders then threw caution to the wind in search of a desperate winner, and found exactly that when Raheem Sterling fortuitously nudged a rebound into an empty net to ensure an 11th straight victory for the Skyblues.
Here are some of the talking points from the rather tight-knit affair:
#5 Manchester City are set to make history
With the 11th straight victory today, Manchester City have equalled their own record for the most consecutive wins in the league that they set back in 2015. The run, at the time, began with a 2-0 home victory over West Ham United in April, and continued into the following season till the 0-1 victory over Crystal Palace in September.
Just over two years later, the Skyblues have embarked on another blistering run in the league, but this time, in the same season, accentuating the imperious run that they are currently enjoying.
After dropping points at home in an ill-tempered 1-1 draw to Everton on matchday two, there has been no stopping Guardiola's side, who have been on a rampage ever since.
Their tally of 11 victories on the trot, is embellished with some highly resounding results - 5-0 vs Liverpool; 6-0 vs Watford and 5-0 vs Crystal Palace - and also a hard-fought 1-0 win at the home of defending champions Chelsea, thereby cantering their way to the top of the table.
For all the hindrances today, City managed to achieve the objective they came for, and now stand on the cusp of a slice of history, as they host Southampton in their midweek fixture, and will aim to make it 12 in a row.