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Man City ease their way back to the top

3 Apr 2019
Premier League - Manchester City v Cardiff City

First-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane seal 2-0 win over Cardiff to go above Liverpool

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cardiff City at Etihad Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne gave Man City the lead on six minutes, taking Aymeric Laporte's pass down the left channel and scoring with a fierce shot from a narrow angle. 

Despite their dominance, the champions' second did not come until a minute before the break.

Leroy Sane fired into the bottom corner for his ninth league goal of the season.

The home side pressed for more in the second half but were denied by Neil Etheridge, who made nine saves, while Phil Foden, on his first league start, hit a post. 

Title race

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 38 +72 98
2 LIV 38 +67 97

The win takes Man City to 80 points, one more than Liverpool.

Cardiff stay 18th with 28 points, five adrift of Burnley. 

See: Man City report | Cardiff report

Next fixtures

Man City: 14 Apr v Crystal Palace (A)
Cardiff: 13 Apr v Burnley (A)

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