Manchester City centre-back duo John Stones and Ruben Dias were the unlikely scorers of the match as they beat West Ham United 2-1 at Etihad Stadium to lead second placed Man United by 13 points.
Portuguese defender Ruben Dias scored the first goal to break the deadlock, heading the ball into the net from an impressive Kevin De Bruyne delivery after 30 minutes into the first half. West Ham equalized just before half time as Michail Antonio scored from close range after Jesse Lingard’s miscued effort.
In-form centre-back John Stones made it 2-1 with a brilliant finish from a Riyad Mahrez pass inside the penalty box in the 68th minute.
Manchester City defenders Dias and Stones have now scored five goals and only conceded three in the 16 games they have partnered up together this season, helping City stretch their winning run in the Premier League to 14, and their unbeaten run to 18.