Manchester City recovered from going a goal down to beat Huddersfield 2-1 in a dramatic clash at the John Smith’s Stadium. Pep Guardiola‘s men were in danger of suffering their first defeat of the 2017/18 campaign as Nicolas Otamendi put the ball into his own net in the dying moments of the first-half.
However, City showed immense fighting spirit after the break, with Raheem Sterling immediately winning a penalty which was converted by Sergio Aguero in the 47th minute. The away side dominated the possession as the second-half wore on and Sterling’s winner in the 84th minute meant City broke a Premier League record. City have won 37 points from their opening 13 matches this term – no team in the history of Premier League has achieved such a feat.
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Roberto Mancini’s side of 2011/12 had collected 35 points at this stage of the season and they went on to secure the title in the English top flight later that year.
Asked about City’s someback at Huddersfield, Guardiola said: ‘The correction from the first half were minimal because we played quite good – we created more chances than in the second half but that is the Premier League for you. ‘I have said many times it is impossible that we will finish unbeaten because you play a lot of games every three days.
‘But if you fight to avoid that mentally and in the way we want to play, that’s fantastic.’