Manchester City winning the Premier League title this season is looking like a forgone conclusion with every passing game and with the win over Newcastle United on Wednesday, they have now gone 15 points clear.

City's record-breaking winning streak has also now reached 18 games thanks to Raheem Sterling's 31st minute strike.

But despite having 72% possession and 21 shots -- including three efforts that hit the woodwork -- Newcastle almost stole a point when Dwight Gayle went close with a header in the dying minutes while he was rightly booked for a dive with home fans looking for a penalty.

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"We created chances. At half-time it could have been three or four," Guardiola told a news conference.

"It's okay. When you're winning 18 games in a row, you have 10-15 minutes in that way but we are so happy.

"It's not easy when Newcastle don't want to play. They defend well and want to counter-attack and defend deep. It's not easy.

"We created chances in the first half and the beginning of the second. In the last minutes -- it was a little more complicated."

City will be ending the year with another potential tricky tie as they face a rejuvenated Crystal Palace team on Sunday, December 31,2017 

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