(Video) Raheem Sterling gives Man City the lead over Newcastle and eases title race anxiety

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Manchester City have taken the lead over Newcastle United at the Etihad through Raheem Sterling.

City suffered heartbreak midweek after Real Madrid completed a dramatic comeback over the English champions, who looked to be on a collision course with rivals Liverpool in the Champions League final.

After Liverpool dropped points to Tottenham yesterday, City had to ensure that they came correct for their fixture this afternoon, even if they were still reeling from the defeat to Los Blancos.

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After missing some clearcut chances in the opening exchanges, you wondered if this was going to be one of those days for Pep Guardiola’s men. Well, wonder no more, as they’ve found the breakthrough.

Joao Cancelo headed the ball back across goal and onto the head of the grateful Raheem Sterling, who couldn’t miss. This could prove to be a pivotal goal in the race for the Premier League title.

Pictures courtesy of Sky Sports

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