In the Premier League, the Manchester City players achieved their 13th consecutive win, beating Arsenal 1-0 (1-0) as guests in the 25th round.
Sterling scored the only goal of the match in the 2nd minute as he headed Mahrez’s cross behind Len.
Leading City now has 59 points, 10 more than second-placed Leicester City, who defeated Aston Villa 2-1 (2-0) as guests earlier on Sunday, and 13 more than third-placed Manchester United, which will host Newcastle United from 8 p.m. With 34 points, Arsenal finished 10th.
City made a supreme start in all competitions, hunting for an eighth straight win over the Gunners, which was capped by Sterling’s 13th season goal for the club.
Instead, after 30 minutes of supremacy, City took their foot off the accelerator, but Ederson only had one save to make as City retained their outstanding defensive record.
Although ultimately working toward victory, City has now won their last 18 games in all competitions, and there is no sign of slowing down their march toward the championship.
Sterling had been involved in six goals heading into Sunday’s game in his last five Premier League appearances against Arsenal, and inside the opening two minutes, he added to that tally.
To leap up and glimpse Riyad Mahrez’s cross from the right beyond Bernd Leno, Sterling was left unmarked, having sliced deep already.
Arsenal 0 – 1 Manchester City
Goals: 0-1 Sterling 2
Bookings Xhaka; Silva, CanceloArsenal: Leno, Terney, Mari, Holding, Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Pepe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang
Substitutions: Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernando, Gundogan, Mahrez, Silva, Sterling