Manchester City took a step closer to the PL title after their 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Three first half goals helped the league leaders to a comfortable victory over the Tofees, their 13th aaway win of the season, a club record.
There we were, now here we are.
One win from the title. pic.twitter.com/QczDcWyJtZ
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018
City made their intentions known early on, when Germany international, Leroy Sane opened the scoring, giving the Citizens an early lead before Gabriel Jesus doubled their advantage eight minutes later.
Raheem Sterling added a third just before the break to give Pep Guardiola’s side a comfortable lead going into the break.
Everton improved in the second half, and pulled a goal back through Yannick Bolasie just after the hour mark.
Bolasie made amends for his earlier miss in the first half, which could have seen Everton level but it was rather too late.
Therefore, with the damage already done, City would see out the game for a convincing win, which sees them within a win of the league title.
The win means City remain 16points clear of their nearest challengers, neighbors, Manchester United, who are second.
Up next for City, they can clinch the PL title at home, if they defeat United when both sides meet at the Etihad next week.
Elsewhere, Manchester United reclaimed second spot with a 2-0 win over Swansea City.
United started the game in third place, after Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park to temporarily move second, albeit having played a game more.
Two first half strikes from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez secured all three points for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
With the result, United moved back into second spot, two points ahead of Liverpool, who drop back to third.
Palace 1-2 Liverpool
Brighton 0-2 Leicester
Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield
Watford 2-2 B’Mouth
WBA 1-2 Burnley
West Ham 3-0 Southampton
Everton 1-3 Man City