Manchester City Beats Cardiff City to Regain Premier League Top Spot

Kevin De Bruyne. Photo by Javier Garcia/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

In the midst of a heated two-legged race for the EPL’s title, Man City gained a momentary advantage over Liverpool with a 2-0 home win over Cardiff City on Wednesday night.

The win moves City, which has accumulated 80 points in 32 matches this season, one point ahead of Liverpool with 6 matches to play in the season.

The 2-0 final score isn’t indicative of just how dominant Manchester City was in dismantling Cardiff City. The EPL giants had absolutely no problem controlling the match over the relegation-bound Bluebirds.

Man City took an early lead in the 8th minute of the match when superstar midfielder Kevin De Bruyne found goal with a near post, left-footed strike after an Aymeric LaPorte pass.

Things didn’t get better for Cardiff City when Leroy Sané doubled City’s advantage just before halftime with another goal.

City didn’t score during the second half, but they continued their dominance and control of the game. They managed 27 shots on goal on Wednesday in comparison to a paltry 4 for the Bluebirds.

The win gives Manchester City a slight advantage over Liverpool in the chase for the title, but anything could happen in the last six matchdays of the year.

Man City will be back in action in the FA Cup against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.