Two goals from the majesterial David Silva saw Man City bulldoze Stoke City on their own patch in the Premier League’s Monday night fixture.
It took just nine minutes for Pep Guardiola’s team to cleave the Potters’ defence in twain as a smooth passing sequence culminated in Raheem Sterling gliding an inch-perfect ball into the box for Silva to steer past Jack Butland.
Silva then doubled his tally shortly after half-time when the Spanish string-puller exchanged an elevated one-two with Gabriel Jesus and then somehow got his foot high enough to prod the finish home.
Turns out City can do it on a wet, windy night on Stoke after all, and with minimal fuss. Dominant, clinical, irresistible.
Indeed, it’s looking like Guardiola’s formidable mob may well cinch up the Premier League title against neighbouring foes Manchester United on 7th April.
If City can get at least a draw against Everton in their next game (31st March) and at least match United’s result against Swansea on the same day, they can mathematically seal the championship with a win over Jose Mourinho’s team in the derby.
Should be interesting.