Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane scored as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City dispatched Sunderland to climb up to third in the Premier League table.
By Sport Reporter
Manchester City defeated a highly spirited Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, in a routine performance for Pep Guardiola’s men.
The result locks Sunderland to bottom spot with David Moyes’ side appearing to be doomed in their battle against relegation.
Having been threatened early on by David Moyes’ hosts, with Jermain Defoe hitting the post with a long-range drive, Fabio Borini missing a headed rebound from close range, City clicked into gear after Sergio Aguero’s clinical finish broke the deadlock.
Sane’s neat finish doubled the lead and Jordan Pickford pulled off several saves to keep the score line down.
City subsequently leapfrog Liverpool in the Premier League table and now sit third, one point behind Tottenham, who have played a game more.
Despite being tested in the first half, it was a relatively easy afternoon for City, who, once they went 2-0 up, were comfortably able to hold on to three well-earned points.
Sunderland’s heads seemed to drop after Sane beat Pickford with a delightful shot, and from then onwards they seemed to be content to sleepwalk their way to another defeat that leaves them bottom of the table.