Fernandinho’s late winner proved enough to settle a see-saw battle with Aston Villa at the Etihad.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Aleks Kolarov had put the champions firmly in the driving seat, but Villa fought back to level with two second-half goals appearing to have earned the visitors an unlikely point.
But sub Fernandinho scrambled home an 89th-minute winner to send the Blues back up to second in the table - if only for a few hours
Tim Sherwood’s in-form side are a side shaped in their manager’s image – full of enthusiasm, brash and full of optimism.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 25 April 2015, 7:23 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 45%
- Away possession: 55%
- Home: 4
- Away: 4
- Home: 13
- Away: 11
- Home: 1
- Away: 6