Ominously for their title rivals Guardiola's side show no signs of slowing down, although the Spaniard was quick to dismiss the notion that City could match Arsenal, who are the only side to finish a Premier League campaign unbeaten. Because there are games every three days and you have to play a lot of games like this. Brokenfinger? I'll see myself out, thanks. "The guys competed amazingly, which is why we won". We are in a good moment.
Sterling's victor won Man City the three points and move eight points clear of their nearest rivals, Manchester United.
City appeared to be on the brink of dropping points in the league for the first time since August 21, but a fortuitous Sterling goal six minutes from the end spared Pep Guardiola's blushes, their 11th straight win on the road setting a new record for English top-flight clubs.
"Today was a game that epitomised the Premier League, winter is here, it's colder, it's harder to move the ball, they defended well".
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While their seemingly unstoppable rise has been built upon their irresistible attack, it was resilience that saw beat promoted Huddersfield for their 18th successive victory.
Sterling was himself fouled to give Sergio Aguero the chance to equalise from the penalty spot in the opening minute of the second half, while a once-promising day for Huddersfield ended badly when Rajiv van la Parra was sent off after the final whistle.
Guardiola added: "He is still young and he can still improve".
"It's not just about how many goals he scores or how many chances he creates", Guardiola said. "We are so happy with his performance".