Raheem Sterling scored the game’s only goal as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City stretched their winning run to 18 games with a 1-0 victory at Arsenal.

Sterling leapt to meet a Riyad Mahrez cross with just two minutes on the clock and might have had a hat-trick during a strikingly mismatched opening period that suggested another emphatic afternoon’s work for Pep Guardiola’s side.

A second proved elusive but though Arsenal, whose European prospects take a blow, grew into the contest, they were unable to punish City’s second-half lethargy in attack and found Ruben Dias commanding again in defence.

City remain 10 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, who they face next month, while Arsenal stay in mid-table, 11 points off fourth spot and six behind sixth-placed Liverpool.

Source: Skysports

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