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Huddersfield 1-2 Man City player ratings, stats and reaction: England ace Sterling shines as City go eight clear at the top

Manchester City had to come from behind today, as goals from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling secured all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side against Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium.

Huddersfield took the lead through an own goal from Argentine international Nicolas Otamendi.

City then drew level from an Aguero penalty two minutes after half time, before a goal from Sterling seven minutes from time saw Guardiola’s side snatch a win from under the noses of Huddersfield.

Man of the Match

England international Raheem Sterling was the difference today, with the former Liverpool ace picking up a goal and an assist as City continued their fine run of form.

The player’s turn of pace and positioning was key as the England star was the difference between the two sides today.

This tweet sums up just how good the winger was not just this evening, but this season as well

Flop of the Match

Huddersfield’s Scott Malone had an awful game today, with Sterling running the former Fulham defender ragged.

The player received a booking for his troubles, with manager David Wagner even subbing the player off in the second half just to add insult to injury.

This tweet shows just how bad a game Malone had today

Stat of the Match

This from Opta shows just how good Sterling has been this season. What a turnaround from last season!

Player Ratings

Huddersfield: Lossl 6, Smith 6, Zanka 6 Schindler 7, Malone 5, Ince 6, Mooy 6, Hogg 5, Williams 6, Van La Parra 5, Depoitre 6 / Subs: Lowe 6, Quaner 6, Mounie 6

Man City: Ederson 6, Walker 7, Kompany 6, Otamendi 7, Delph 7, De Bruyne 7, Silva 8 Fernandinho 7, Sterling 9, Aguero 7, Sane 7 / Subs: Gundogan 6, Mangala 6, Jesus 7

Reaction

This shows just how valuable Sterling has been to Guardiola’s side this season

Whilst these fans were all praise for the Premier League leaders

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