Sergio Aguero scored his sixth goal in his last 3 games as Manchester city edged a plucky Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
The Blades had looked on track to claim a massively credible draw against the regnant Premier League champions, with Dean Henderson saving a Gabriel Jesus penalty within the first half in addition as making a string of fantastic saves.
But Aguero came off the bench to get the decisive goal, tapping during a cross from Kevin DE Bruyne towards the end of the second half.
That strike came simply moments once Sheffield United came on the brink of taking the lead themselves – Oli McBurnie stretching to meet a cross however simply failing to turn the ball into an empty net.
Victory for Manchester city means that they strengthen their place in second. they have fifty one points – 13 behind leaders Liverpool however six ahead of Leicester, who play West Ham on Wed.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, stay seventh on 33 points.
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