City produced a display that oozed class as jinx team Sunderland were (at last) put to the sword at the Stadium of Light.
Despite falling behind, two goals in each half from Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic, Pablo Zabaleta and Aguero again secured a mesmerising 4-1 win for the champions who sent out a powerful message to the rest of the Premier League that the title race is well and truly on.
The Blues will now look to turn the heat up on Chelsea with the busy festive period offering the chance to eat away at the Pensioners’ six-point lead.
So could City’s stellar talents perform on a freezing night in the north-east? The Blues’ much-publicised recent record at the Stadium of Light suggested this might indeed be a tricky encounter.Read full match report
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As of: 3 December 2014, 9:51 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 36%
- Away possession: 65%
- Home: 2
- Away: 4
- Home: 9
- Away: 8
- Home: 1
- Away: 1