Manchester City is still exploring ways to deliver the unexpected in what has become a stroll to the anticipated Premier League title.
Scoring from headers is Raheem Sterling.
It only took him 80 seconds to follow Riyad Mahrez’s Arsenal cross to secure a 1-0 Sunday win.
“I am 5 foot 7 and a half,” Sterling said, “and it’s an extra buzz every time I score a headed goal.”
After helping City to a Liverpool victory two weeks ago, his last two goals came from his head in a season tally that has reached 13.
And as champions, they help City dethrone Liverpool and reclaim the trophy won in 2018 and 2019. When City beat Arsenal in October in the reverse fixture, provided by Sterling’s foot, the side of Pep Guardiola was in ninth position.
Currently, with 13 games to go, after winning an 18th straight match in all competitions, City has a 10-point advantage over Manchester United and Leicester.
“Sterling said, “We had a rough start to the season, something we’re not used to. “It’s a credit to the team, we started digging out results. We need to keep our focus and move on to the next one.”
The next is a Champions League match on Wednesday at Borussia Mönchengladbach with the start of the knockout phase as City is looking to win the European Cup for the first time.