Raheem Sterling insists breaking records is not Manchester City’s priority as they are only focused on winning football matches.
The Citizens secured a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday thanks to a first-half strike from England international Sterling and the result has moved them 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League standings.
Pep Guardiola’s side have now won 18 league matches in a row following their success at St James’ Park and they are now just one short of the European top-flight record for consecutive victories set by Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.
City can equal that sequence if they secure all three points at Crystal Palace this weekend, but Sterling insists breaking records is not the focus for his side, as their only priority is winning.
“No one’s thinking of the record,” he told Sky Sports.
“Of course, it’s nice to have on your CV, but we need to keep winning and that’s the most important thing. The record will only stand for a certain amount of time.”
Sterling is enjoying an excellent season on a personal level, as his goal against Newcastle was his 13th strike in the Premier League this term – a total that is already considerably better than his previous highest tally for a whole season.
The 23-year-old will be hoping to continue his and City’s impressive run when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Palace on Sunday.
Guardiola’s men are priced at 1.29 to win that match, while Palace are available at 10.00 and the draw is on offer at 6.00.