Manchester City are finally back on track in the English Premier League as they hammered relegation-haunted Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday with Sergio Aguero hitting a brace in the tie.
The past weeks have been a bad patch for the Citizens who have lost four of their last seven games, since the announcement of Pep Guardiola’s arrival in the summer, though they halted the poor run with the League Cup win at the weekend, they were immediately humbled 3-0 midweek defeat at Liverpool.
Villa started the game with former owner Doug Ellis admitting he was heartbroken over an almost certain relegation.
There were rumours that Villa’s players were in revolt against Remi Garde, but they put in a disciplined defensive performance in the first half.
That discipline evaporated in the second half, as Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling helped City to a 4-0 lead in a little over 20 minutes. It may be brief, but they cut the gap with Leicester to seven points. with a game at hand.