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Sunderland vs. Manchester City, 2017 Premier League: Final Score 0-2, Efficient City win on the road

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VICTORY!!!

Sunderland v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City continued their hot streak of form thanks to a convincing away win over Sunderland on Sunday. The Citizens were in control for the entire match, scored two very good goals and now look like a strong candidate for a Top-3 finish in the Premier League.

FIRST HALF

The first 45 minutes were tough for City, thanks to a very physical Sunderland team pressuring the ball and often breaking up play with fouls. The hosts also hit the post with Jermain Defoe and had a few good chances on set pieces, but City were in control during most of the half.

City had plenty of possession but couldn't create any real danger until Raheem Sterling found Sergio Agüero in the box, and City's main man didn't miss the chance and scored the opener right before halftime.

At the half, City were the better team and deservedly held the lead, but a few more goals were needed in the second half to secure the victory.

SECOND HALF

City remained in control during the final period, keeping the ball and using possession as a way of keeping the Black Cats from creating danger. Leroy Sané scored a really good goal to double City's lead, and the Sky Blues ran out the clock with their passing to keep the clean sheet and confirm a very important victory on the road.


Sunderland: Pickford; Jones, Koné, O'Shea, Oviedo; Larsson, Gibson (Rodwell); Januzaj (Khazri), N'Dong, Borini; Defoe

Goals: None

Man City: Caballero; Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho, Touré (De Bruyne), Silva; Sterling (Nolito), Agüero, Sané (Delph)

Goals: Agüero (42'), Sané (59')