City equalled the Premier League record for successive home wins with a 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium.
A goal in each half from Gael Clichy and Mario Balotelli was enough to end the visitors’ stubborn resistance and gave the Blues a nineteenth home victory on the bounce.
The Blues also struck the woodwork twice and missed numerous chances as they once again went five points clear ahead of the Spurs v United clash on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini chose to leave out David Silva and Sergio Aguero from the starting line-up and Nigel de Jong was rested with the midweek trip to Sporting Lisbon to take into consideration. Micah Richards was the only absentee with injury.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 3 March 2012, 5:41 PMView full league table
- Duration: 93 minutes
- Home possession: 64%
- Away possession: 36%
- Home: 8
- Away: 5
- Home: 14
- Away: 7
- Home: 2
- Away: 0