Ten-man City stormed back to winning ways with a stunning 3-0 win over title rivals Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
First-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure were no more than the resurgent Blues deserved and even when Gareth Barry was sent off midway through the second period, James Milner added a third from the penalty spot to cap a terrific win over the Reds.
City now go three points clear at the top of the Premier League following their tenth consecutive home win this season.
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Barclays Premier League
As of: 3 January 2012, 10:10 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 36%
- Away possession: 64%
- Home: 6
- Away: 6
- Home: 13
- Away: 8
- Home: 0
- Away: 0