New Delhi: Manchester City beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Wednesday to extend their English Premier League record-winning streak to 18. Pep Guardiola’s side is now 15 points ahead of second-place Manchester United in the battle for the title. 

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Facing the City juggernaut on Wednesday, Newcastle coach Rafa Benitez opted for a game plan focused exclusively on defending. Even so, his squad conceded in the 31st minute, when Raheem Sterling buried Kevin de Bruyne’s cross to post his 13th goal of the season. Also Read - LEI vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Premier League 2021: Captain, Vice-captain, Predicted XIs For Today's Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Match at King Power Stadium 5:30 PM IST February 28 Sunday

The hosts had a chance to equalise four minutes later, but City defender Nicolas Otamendi made a spectacular goal-line stop against Newcastle’s Rolando Aarons to preserve the advantage. Also Read - MCI vs WHU Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Premier League 2020-21: Captain, Vice-captain, Predicted XIs For Today's Manchester City vs West Ham United Football Match at Etihad Stadium 6 PM IST February 27 Saturday

The visitors’ domination extended into the second half, yet their failure to get the second goal set the stage for a late surge by Newcastle, whose best opportunity came in the 89th minute with a Dwight Gayle header that forced a great save from City goalkeeper Ederson.

The outcome leaves Newcastle in 15th place with 18 points. (With IANS inputs)