Man City 5-0 Aston Villa – Citizens Go Top After Battering Villans At The Etihad (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

17th, November 2012


By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 5-0 Aston Villa – Premier League – 17th November 2012

A brace from both Carloz Tevez and fellow countryman Sergio Aguero helped Man City to a five-goal romp against Aston Villa at the Etihad on Saturday, a result that sees the Citizens go top of the table.

Despite dominating the first half, it took until the 43rd minutes for City to finally make the breakthrough, when David Silva netted from close-range.

After the break, Tevez and Aguero bagged their braces, with each player netting one from the penalty spot. Aguero’s first and City’s second, netted on 54 minutes, came after a particularly controversial decision by lino Adrian Holmes, who flagged for a non-existent handball by Andreas Weimann.

Still, overall City were good for the win and with Man Utd losing at Norwich, Roberto Mancini’s men find themselves a point clear at the top. Paul Lambert and Villa, on the other hand, drop into the bottom three.



Photos: PA

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  1. Jarren says:

    Total rout.

    I still think Villa will end up comfortable come the end of the season.

    They played well against us (United), and that linesman decision really killed them off in this game.

    I don’t blame him that much though, in the split second he had to make the call it did look like a hand ball.

    I think people are too quick to call blame once they’ve watched 3 slow motion replays from various angles.

    Just watch out City, there’s a long way to go and we’re gonna be there to the end…

  2. Cosa says:

    I’m sure they’re quaking in their boots, considering Man U threw the title away last season.

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