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Focus is vital for City, says Sterling

 

By Damian Spellman

Raheem Sterling is not even contemplating new records as Manchester City attempt to continue their sprint towards the Premier League title.

City will equal Bayern Munich's European best of 19 consecutive league wins if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, having stretched their lead at the top of the table to 15 points with victory at Newcastle on Wednesday evening.

However, Sterling insists that the only concentration is on the 90 minutes immediately ahead of him and his team-mates.

The 23-year-old said: "I don't think everyone is really too focused on that.

"Once you win the game and the stats come up, that's all well and great, but you can't be thinking about that.

"We've just got to have a single focus on getting the job done. At the end of the day, if it happens, it happens, but we need to go there with the mentality to get the job done.

"Once one game is finished, we are looking on to the next one. Crystal Palace is our next game and the focus now is to get the three points there."

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