By Alan Duffy
Manchester City tightened their grip on a Premier League runner-up spot on Sunday with a 4-2 win at the Liberty Stadium.
The hosts started brightly with Bafetimbi Gomis and Nathan Dyer both going close.
However, on 21 minutes Yaya Touré, a player who may be leaving the Etihad in the summer, opened the scoring when his shot deflected off Ashley Williams and into the back of the Swans’ net.
On 36 minutes, the Citizens doubled their advantage courtesy of James Milner after a fine counter-attack from the visitors.
Garry Monk’s side have impressed this season and found a way back into the game just before the break when Gylfi Sigurdsson fired past Joe Hart from the edge of the box.
Gomis then levelled the scores just after the hour-mark.
The Citizens then took the lead again on 74 minutes, courtesy of Touré again. The Ivorian powered through the midfield before unleashing a shot which, in all fairness, Lukas Fabianski really should have kept out.
Gomis again went close for the Swans, forcing a fine save out of Joe Hart.
But a late goal from ex-Swan Wilfried Bony finally killed off the Welsh side’s hope of a comeback.
Manuel Pellegrini’s charges are now five points ahead of third-placed Arsenal, albeit having played a game more. Swansea stay in (an impressive) eighth spot.
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