Manchester City have been in a “fictitious” position in the Premier League, as with a game pending their points have not necessarily reflected the expectation of where they can finish.
Today they faced Aston Villa, which occupies half table positions. Villa, more rested, managed to make a difficult game against City.
It was until minute 79′ that the stalemate was broken. Rodri (ESP) was in an offside position but surprised by stealing the ball from Tyrone Mings (ENG), who received with his chest and did not notice the Spanish footballer, who dribbled him and then gave the pass to Bernardo Silva (POR) , who scored.
The second goal came at minute 90 from the penalty after an unintentional hand. İlkay Gündoğan (DEU) put it in.
With this result, Manchester City already has the same number of games as Manchester United, but the Citizens have 38 points, to 37 for United. Leicester also have 38 points but with one more game.