Clinical City made all but sure there is an automatic Champions League berth awaiting at the end of the season and simultaneously guaranteed Championship football for Rangers.
The gulf in confidence and class was there for all to see as the home side took it turns to taunt the doomed Londoners with clever runs and intricate passing routines. Sergio Aguero and David Silva shone most brightly in the end of season sunshine.
Hat-trick hero Aguero, now long, long odds-on to be placing the Premier League’s golden boot on his mantelpiece in two weeks’ time, switched on the style in only the fourth minute as he sashayed and slalomed through and around five hapless Hoops before chipping in his 23rd of the season.
There might have been more goals at either end – Charlie Austin found the net and hit the bar when offside on both occasions – before Aleks Kolarov made it 2-0 in the 31st minute.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 10 May 2015, 4:05 PMView full league table
- Duration: 92 minutes
- Home possession: 60%
- Away possession: 41%
- Home: 11
- Away: 3
- Home: 12
- Away: 7
- Home: 1
- Away: 5