Manchester City emerged victorious in their Saturday evening fixture against Fulham to claim the fifth position in the league.
Reheem Stirling and Kevin de Bruyne were both on target early in the first half to ensure the three points were secured for the week.
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The results saw coach Pep Guardiola predicted an open Premier League race unlike the previous season when Liverpool dominated to clinch the tittle.
Speaking after the match, Guardiola noted how last week his focus was the Champions League and now moving forward it is the Premier League.
Last week City progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League following a goalless draw against Porto as they look forward to rest more players in coming fixtures.
De Bruyne set up Sterling for the first goal of the match in the fifth minute before the England Winger was brought down by Anderson, a penalty that was converted by the Belgium.