City continued their title charge with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.
Though the score-line suggests the Blues coasted home, the Saints proved stubborn opponents with the balance of the game only swinging the hosts’ way in first-half injury time when goals from Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko provided much-needed breathing space.
Yaya Toure had opened the scoring after just three minutes but Ricky Lambert later drew the visitors level – both goals were dispatched from the penalty spot.
It took a late goal from Stevan Jovetic to guarantee three more precious points as the race for the title enters the final furlong – and on Grand National day, City will be hoping there will be a few of the chasing pack who don’t complete the circuit in the coming weeks.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 5 April 2014, 3:39 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 44%
- Away possession: 56%
- Home: 8
- Away: 1
- Home: 9
- Away: 15
- Home: 1
- Away: 1