Raheem Sterling has no complaints over Man City’s hectic Christmas schedule

Raheem Sterling is confident Man City will continue their momentum

City made a slow start to the campaign and remain eighth in the table, eight points behind leaders Liverpool and with a surprisingly low goal return of 19.

Yet they do have a game in hand and, having gone five league games unbeaten, they hope momentum is starting to grow.

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They secured a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals – where they will face rivals Manchester United – with a 4-1 win against Arsenal on Tuesday and winger Riyad Mahrez feels there is more improvement to come.

“We are struggling (to score goals) but I think we are going to improve our standard and the most important thing is to win games,” Mahrez said.

“Of course, we would prefer to win 5-0 but it isn’t always easy.”

Youngster Phil Foden produced an inspirational performance at the Emirates Stadium, swinging the game decisively City’s way with a superb strike in the second half and then creating another goal for Aymeric Laporte.

Mahrez, who also got on the scoresheet, hailed the 20-year-old’s growing influence on the side.

The Algerian said: “Phil scored the third goal with a very good action and the fourth made it easier for us. “Phil is very good, very young, very imaginative and very good on the ball. He is a very good player.”

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