Sterling strike takes City eight points clear

Manchester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after Raheem Sterling's late goal clinched a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town, while Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal victory over Burnley on Sunday.

City have swept aside all comers this season, but they found themselves in the unusual position of trailing at half-time after Nicolas Otamendi's own goal at the John Smith's Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's side quickly equalised through a Sergio Aguero penalty in the second half before Sterling's lucky 84th-minute winner sealed their 11th successive league victory.

City's gritty success reopened an eight-point advantage over second-placed Manchester United, who had temporarily closed the gap with a 1-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The leaders had controlled the first half yet found themselves behind in stoppage-time when a Tom Ince corner hit Otamendi on the shoulder and flashed into the net.

Guardiola's men equalised two minutes after the interval. Sterling was fouled by Scott Malone and Aguero drilled in the spot-kick for his 11th goal of the season.

City pressed for a winner and finally got the victory their dominance deserved late on, but the goal was fortunate in the extreme.

At Turf Moor, Arsene Wenger's side looked set for a frustrating draw as they entered stoppage-time, but they snatched the points when James Tarkowski was ruled to have pushed Aaron Ramsey. Sanchez held his nerve to slot home the dramatic late penalty and moments later Arsenal were celebrating a 1-0 win that lifted them into fourth place in the Premier League.

At St Mary's, Everton's miserable season hit another low point as Southampton romped to a 4-1 win -- giving caretaker boss David Unsworth his fifth defat in seven matches.

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