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Raheem Sterling's second minute goal was enough for City to defeat Arsenal in the Premier League in London, extending our winning streak to 18 matches.

Pep Guardiola's men began with a spring in their step and immediately put the hosts on the back foot through Riyad Mahrez, who drove at Kieran Tierney and played an accurate cross to Sterling, who deftly nodded us ahead in the second minute to mark his third goal in three successive away games in the top-flight against the Gunners.

City looked hungry for more, with Mahrez seeing plenty of the ball in the early exchanges and could have had a second goal, but Ilkay Gundogan couldn't bring Fernandinho's driven pass under control in a promising situation at the edge of the box.

Mikel Arteta's side grew into the game and especially found joy down the left flank, with Kieran Tierney attempting multiple crosses, which were defended well by City.

Ten minutes after the interval, it was Gundogan again causing a problem for the hosts' defence, curling an effort towards the bottom corner, but Bernd Leno got down quickly to palm the ball around for a corner. 

With just under ten minutes remaining, Joao Cancelo came within inches to doubling the lead, curling the ball just wide of the left post with the outside of his right boot after good work from Gabriel Jesus.

City remained rigid defensively to secure the victory, our eighth successive league win over the Gunners and our 13th win in a row in the top-flight!

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