Man City make Premier League history with Huddersfield win

Man City make Premier League history with Huddersfield win

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that the Premier League is a tough competition after Manchester City scraped a 2-1 win away at Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

Huddersfield, that earlier this month beat City's rivals Manchester United, took the most unlikely lead when Nicolas Otamendi diverted a corner into his own net in first half stoppage time.

Huddersfield appeared on course to earne an impressive point against City but Raheem Sterling bundled home a fortunate 84th-minute victor for the visitors after Sergio Aguero had earlier converted a penalty to cancel out Nicolas Otamendi's own goal.

"Eighteen wins in a row is wonderful, including 11 Premier League wins in a row".

"In the first half we didn't find our game, they stopped us from playing very well", said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"We went in at half-time disappointed - we were on the front foot and conceded late on, "Raheem admitted".

"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", said City captain Vincent Kompany after his side reached 37 points from a possible 39. We need to win those kinds of games in that way. So, the gaps are nearly impossible but we found them, most of the time, and that's why I'm so, so pleased. "When we play a lot of games like this it's impossible to not lose one game, but to fight to avoid that mentally and the way we want to play, it's fantastic".

"I think it was a penalty to City, it was holding in the box".

He added: "He is young and he can still improve, but now he is a winning player, he is winning games".

"No, no because we were lucky, or unlucky, to come here last season so I experienced that and only discussed that Huddersfield are able to play five, 10 minutes".

The Spanish manager reserved special praise for match-winner Raheem Sterling, who's been enjoying fine goalscoring form so far this season.

"It's not just about how many goals he scores or how many chances he creates", Guardiola said.