Manchester City maintain 8-point lead with 2-1 win over Huddersfield

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Manchester City maintained their march toward the Premier League title with a gripping win at Huddersfield, while Ashley ensured Manchester United remain their closest rivals.

Pep Guardiola's City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win.

City were made to work hard for all three points after they went in at the break 1-0 down when Argentina worldwide Nicolas Otamendi deflected a corner into the back of his own net.

City had the flawless 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. "We played a real Premier League game today and the winter has come and it's always tough but we did it and we can continue our streak". "We deserved to win because we created more chances and we dominated".

"In the first half we didn't find our game, they stopped us from playing very well", said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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"It was a brilliant move to win the penalty. I'm not talking about win the game, enjoy the game, don't lose the game - I'm talking about don't give up, get positive all the time, be focused in what we have to do". "When we play a lot of games like this it's impossible to not lose one game, but to fight to avoid that mentally and the way we want to play, it's fantastic". So, the gaps are nearly impossible but we found them, most of the time, and that's why I'm so, so pleased.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith's stadium, in Huddersfield, England, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Steven Davies added a fourth with a superb effort late on as Everton's despondent players capitulated after the break.

"It is not just about scoring goals, he is now strong and keeping the ball".

Raheem Sterling proved the difference maker as it was the England global who won the penalty which Aguero duly put past Lossl in the Huddersfield goal.

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