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Manchester City look like the free scoring ruthless league Champions that they should be after their 5 – 0 win over Aston Villa.

The Citizens hosted the Villans at the Etihad on Saturday, the midlands side now sit level on points with Southampton within the bottom three teams of the Barclays Premier League. Defending champions are expected to make light work of struggling teams and that, City did.

Following a good win against Spurs a week previous, we here at Blue Moon Over Manchester believed that it could be turn on the style time for City. The return of David Silva also confirmed our beliefs that City struggle without the Spaniard’s creativity, once he graced the pitch, the dark cloud above City’s midfield lifted and flare returned.

Speaking of the devil, David Silva opened the scoring against Villa in the 43rd minute. Then the flood gates opened after half time. Sergio Aguero converted a spot kick, awarded against Andreas Weimann for hand ball.  The next goal came from Carlos Tevez, also from the spot in the 65th minute after a Barry Bannan handball. Just minutes later Aguero netted the fourth from a corner. The game had been put to bed but the Argentine cameo of Aguero and Tevez turned out the lights after Tevez finished Samir Nasri’s driven cross to make City’s tally five.

With 12 games played, City go top of the league, one point ahead of rivals United after their defeat to Norwich. The thanks go to ex-united trainee and former Huddersfield Town man Anthony Pilkington, who scored the lone goal of the game to steal all the points from the Red Devils.

City now have to keep the lead alive and build on the momentum swinging in their direction. Up next for City is Real Madrid in Europe, but to most City fans the focus now is the league.

By Greg Hobson




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