Manchester City on Saturday continued their winning streak by defeating resolute Aston Villa 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
The winning did not come easy as City struggled to get going in the first half, with Villa having several chances to break the deadlock.
Raheem Sterling’s opener in the 46th minutes came from a long kick forward from Gabriel Jesus.
City scored a second on 65 minutes amid some confusion about whether Sterling, who looked to be in an offside position, touched the ball or impeded Heaton’s view of it.
Kevin De Bruyne’s cross from the left evaded everyone, including David Silva who looked to get a touch and Sterling, to end up in the net.
Minutes later Ilkay Gundogan volleyed City’s third from close range to make the points safe as Pep Guardiola’s side finally found their stride.
The win was marred by Fernandinho being sent off for a second yellow card in the 87th minute.
The victory takes City back into second above Leicester who defeated Southampton 9-0 on Friday and within three points of Liverpool who play Tottenham on Sunday.