City defeated Southampton 4-1.
Manchester City have moved up to 2nd spot on in the English Premier League table after recording a 4-1 win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.
The convincing win by Manuel Pellegrini’s men takes them just a point behind Liverpool, who will play on Sunday.
Reigning African footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure, gave City the best of starts against their opponents putting them in the lead from the penalty spot three minutes into the game after a foul on Edin Dzeko.
City almost doubled their lead minutes later through Samir Nasri who, however, fired wide.
Just as City began to dominate the game, the visitors found a way back having been awarded a penalty kick of their own. Ricky Lambert made no mistake to slot in the kick.
Southampton, thereafter, started to look the more threatening but were undone on the stroke of half time with two goals in three minutes from City.
Nasri and Dzeko were the goal scorers for City who headed into the dressing room with a healthy 3-1 advantage.
In the second half City remained comfortable and with ten minutes to go, substitute Stevan Jovetic made sure of the win by tapping in from Zabaleta’s cross to end the game 4-1.
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