Manchester City extend their winning run to 18 games

Manchester City extended their winning run in domestic competitions to 18 consecutive games with a 1-0 victory against Arsenal at the Emirates. Pep Guardiola once again showed Mikel Arteta that he has a long way to go to outsmart the Catalonian on his day. 

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal two minutes into the match, and that was the difference between the two teams on the scoreline as Manchester City went one step further towards the Premier League title. 

Kevin De Bruyne started the match and lasted an hour before being taken off. Although City looked more shaky after the Belgian was taken off, they managed to hold on to their solitary goal advantage till the final whistle to get the three points and the clean sheet. 

Defending champions Liverpool suffered a loss to Everton at home in the Merseyside derby for the first time in over two decades to further capsize their chances of winning the title again. Leicester won against Aston Villa and are closest to City in the table, seven points behind the Sky Blues who also have a game in hand on the Foxes. 

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City really should have extended their lead on multiple occasions throughout the game, but a lack of clinical finishing prevented them from building on the opener from Sterling. 

The victors will be taking their momentum from their winning ways into the Champions League fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek. Considering the form that City have been in recently, they are among the favourites to win the Champions League too. However, only time will tell whether that prediction comes true. 

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