Man City back on top after Cardiff win

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Manchester City eased past struggling Cardiff City 2-0 to move back above Liverpool at the top of the English Premier League.

An eighth successive league victory at Etihad Stadium meant that the defending champions who are chasing an ambitious quadruple take a narrow edge over Jurgen Klopp’s side with six games remaining.

Kevin de Bruyne scored his first league goal since 22 December inside five minutes running on to Aymeric Laporte’s pass and squeezing his shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

German forward Leroy Sane made it 2-0 just before half-time to settle the game in favour of Pep Guardiola side.

Cardiff, who remain five points adrift of relegation zone barely threatened at the other end. They failed to pose any challenge to the smooth going of City attack.

Guardiola was impressed with his players performance.

“I think everyone was at a high level. Of course Kevin we miss him, maybe results didn’t say that.He’s an important player for us. First 15 minutes there was incredible movement from him.” In the next match city will take on In-form Wolves in FA Cup semi final at Wembley Stadium..

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