City ease to victory against Stoke

Manchester City 3-0 Stoke

  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: Sergio Aguero settles Manchester City's nerves as he puts Roberto Mancini's men ahead just before the half-hour mark.
  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: The powerful left foot of Adam Johnson makes proceedings comfortable for City as he fires in the second nine minutes before half-time.
  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: Manchester City begin the match knowing victory would ensure top spot in the table at Christmas and Samir Nasri helps them control midfield in the first half.
  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: Stoke face an unenviable task against Mancini's side, who had eight home league wins from eight prior to kick-off - and Yaya Toure proves difficult to dispossess.
  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: Chances are at a premium for Stoke and when they get close to goal, striker Cameron Jerome finds Joe Hart in solid form.
  • Weds 21 Dec 2011: It is thumbs up all round for City as Aguero's second makes the match safe and ensures Mancini's men will be top of the table on Christmas Day.

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