Manchester City reclaimed the second spot in the Premier League following a 3-0 win against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Citizens reduced the gap between them and leaders Liverpool to three points for 24 hours, at least, following the win.
Aston Villa frustrated their hosts in the first half with Gabriel Jesus and David Silva coming close to breaking the deadlock.
Raheem Sterling however slotted the ball home a minute after the break for his sixth goal in four games for club and country.
David Silva then got the slightest touch on Kevin De Bruyne’s cross for a controversial second in the 65th minute after a VAR review for a potential Sterling offside.
Germany midffielder Ilkay Gundogan’s half-volley 20 minutes from time made it 3-0 for Manchester City.
Fernandinho was dismissed for Manchester City late on for a needless second yellow card three minutes from time but the result means City make up ground on Liverpool, who host Tottenham on Sunday.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.