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Raheem Sterling's key stat

PICK YOUR SPOT: Raheem Sterling unleashes a fearsome strike in injury time against Southampton
Raheem Sterling is not getting carried away with the records City are racking up with every passing game, insisting that there is only one statistic that matters.

Pep Guardiola's side clocked up a 19th successive victory in dramatic style, with Sterling curling into the top corner in the 96th minute against Southampton.

That was his 13th goal of the season and moved City onto a record 40 points from the first 14 games. For Sterling, though, three is always the magic number.

The winger said: "They made it really difficult for us but we have a feeling in the dressing room that nobody wants to drop points.

"We know that the teams behind us are pushing hard. United were brilliant last night.

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"The only records we are interested in are three points in the next game: West Ham."

City had gone ahead through Kevin De Bruyne's deflected free-kick just after the break, but the stubborn Saints hit back through Oriol Romeu.

It looked like the visitors' game plan had worked until Sterling somehow found space just outside a jam-packed penalty area to fashion a shot into the top corner.

Cue pandemonium at the Etihad Stadium, and another memorable night in a thrilling season so far.

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