Ten-man Manchester City went three points clear at the top of the Premier League on Tuesday after goals from Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and James Milner set up a 3-0 victory over Liverpool.
Liverpool — missing striker Luis Suarez after the club confirmed they would not appeal his eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra — were always struggling after City struck twice in the first half at Eastlands.City opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Argentine star Aguero’s dipping effort somehow skidded under Reds keeper Pepe Reina. They doubled their tally on 33 minutes, when Toure met a David Silva corner with a glancing header which flew past Reina. They had Gareth Barry sent off for a second bookable offence on 73 minutes but City made it 3-0 with Milner’s well-taken penalty after Martin Skrtel brought down Toure.
The victory saw Roberto Mancini’s City go three points of clear of second placed Manchester United.