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Man City Overtake Liverpool At The Top

English Premier League

Result: Fulham 0-2 Manchester City

Date: 30 March 2019

Venue: Craven Cottage

Manchester City brushed Fulham aside at Craven Cottage and leapfrogged Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday afternoon.

Despite their valiant showing against Liverpool before the FIFA break, Fulham's resolve was broken after just five minutes as Bernardo Silva cut onto his left before burying the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

It was one-way traffic in the first half, as the home side struggled to get the ball at of their own half, which drew sarcastic cheers from their own supporters.

City eventually doubled the lead in the 27th minute as Bernardo Silva turned provider after pouncing on an error to pick Sergio Aguero, who sent a fine finish into the top corner.

The visitors nearly secured a third goal just before the break when İlkay Gundogan, who was in for Fernandinho, sent a curling effort inches wide of the upright from distance.

Pep Guardiola was forced into an alteration 10 minutes into the second half, with Aguero coming off for Gabriel Jesus, who netted twice while on duty for Brazil last week.

Fulham looked to change their approach with 20 minutes remaining as captain Tom Cairney made way for World Cup winner Andre Schurrle.

The Citizens went close to adding a third in the final 10 minutes through Kyle Walker, who rattled the frame of the goal after being teed up Sterling.

Nevertheless, Fulham never looked like finding a way past the City defence as Guardiola's held on for a 2-0 win to move one point clear of Liverpool at the top.

 

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