Manchester City extended their unbeaten streak in all competitions to 20 games as they beat West Ham 2-1 to go 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Goals from defenders, Ruben Dias and John Stones were enough to ensure victory.
Pep Guardiola’s side are about winning their third Premier League trophy in four seasons.
Ruben Dias, who has been in sublime since signing from Benfica in September, scored his first goal for his club to put City ahead. .
Michail Antonio got the equaliser for West Ham just before half-time, but the revamped Stones scored the winner with a fine strike early in the second half.
City are enjoying the longest ever winning streak by an English Premier League team, with 14 straight wins in the league to leave their title rivals trailing in their wake.
They have gone unbeaten in 27 games across all competitions, one game away from their longest run without defeat under Guardiola in 2017.
Manchester United who are second in the table and third placed Leicester can close the gap back to 10 points if they defeat Chelsea and Arsenal respectively on Sunday.
However it seems difficult for anyone to catch City in the remaining 12 games of the season.
It was a tough game from fourth placed West Ham and home games against Wolves and Manchester United next week offer a chance to close in on the title.
Sergio Aguero returned to the City starting line-up for the first time in four months, thereby making just his 11th appearance this season due to injury and illness.
Once he gets back match fitness, the Argentine will provide the much needed boost to enable City win an unprecedented quadruple.
West Ham having won seven of their previous nine league games, couldn’t find a way to halt City’s relentless march to the title.