Cold weather win has Pep, Kompany channeling "Game of Thrones"

Cold weather win has Pep, Kompany channeling

Guardiola's claim was based on the fact that Wenger referred to Sterling as a player who "dives very well" following the Premier League clash between the sides 3 weeks ago, a fixture during which the winger again earned City a penalty.

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.

City have been in stunning form with 37 points from a possible 39 this season and are unbeaten in 26 matches in all competitions stretching back to last term.

"Sometimes it happens", Guardiola told BT Sport after the game.

The win set a new club record of 11 consecutive league wins and Guardiola reckons his men showed the sort of spirit needed to be crowned champions next May.

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"I was not talking about winning, losing or drawing the game, I'm talking about not giving up, being positive all the time, being focused on what we have to do". For instance when you play against Napoli - they played an unbelievable 30 minutes and you have to accept it and say they played better than us in that period of the game.

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.

Raheem Sterling's fortunate late victor gave City the three points after they recovered from the shock of falling behind to a Nicolas Otamendi own goal on the stroke of half-time.

"It's also about how he keeps the ball and his movement". We played against a tough team and winter has come, but we did it and now we can continue. "We made an outstanding performances in that sense".