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Classy Man City go 10 points clear with 3-1 win at Everton

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Premier League leaders Manchester City turned on the style as they moved 10 points clear at the top with a ruthless 3-1 win at Everton on Wednesday.

City’s 17th straight victory in all competitions put them firmly on course to claim their third Premier League title in four years.

Adding to their strong position, key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne came off the bench to mark his return from a hamstring injury and with the club’s all-time scorer Sergio Aguero also close to match fitness, it is hard to see anyone stopping Pep Guardiola’s side.

City were without in-form midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for this re-arranged fixture, but looked confident from the outset.

A deflected, but sweetly struck, shot from Phil Foden put City ahead at Goodison Park in the 32nd minute but Everton struck back quickly when Lucas Digne’s shot hit the post and was turned in by Richarlison.

It was the first goal City have conceded from open play since Jan. 3.

Although Everton stuck at their task well, however, they were undone by two excellent goals after the break.

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