Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling secured a snug win for City, which has now scored a exceptional 11 targets in two matches following the 7-Zero drubbing of Leeds United in midweek.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect has discovered its groove in latest weeks to file eight consecutive Premier League wins, with solely Liverpool in a position to keep inside touching distance.
Liverpool will purpose to shut the hole again to at least one level when it travels to Tottenham afterward Saturday.
City’s victory over Leeds is the staff’s 34th win of 2021, setting a brand new file for many wins in a calendar yr by any membership in English soccer’s top flight.
Meanwhile, Chelsea misplaced extra ground in the Premier League title race after stuttering to a goalless draw away to Wolves.
It’s the fifth time in eight league matches Thomas Tuchel’s aspect has failed to choose up all three factors, inflicting the staff to fall six factors behind Manchester City at the top of the desk.
In latest weeks, the staff has struggled the recapture its good early season type, which led many followers and pundits to imagine Chelsea can be a front-runner for this season’s Premier League title.
Chelsea had a request to postpone the match denied on Sunday morning, as the staff continues to battle with absences on account of Covid-19.
The Blues are presently lacking a number of key males, together with Romelu Lukaku, Ben Chilwell, Jorginho and Kai Havertz, and had been solely in a position to identify six substitutes in opposition to Wolves.
The Premier League was pressured to postpone six matches over the weekend as a number of groups proceed to cope with outbreaks of Covid-19.
Saturday’s match between Aston Villa and Burnley was known as off simply hours earlier than kickoff, after Villa reported an elevated variety of constructive assessments in the squad.