- Man City vs Sheffield United Premier League fixture saw Citizens bounced back to winning ways
- Guardiola's men needed two second-half goals to see off stubborn visitors at the Etihad Stadium
- The defending champions currently sit third with 14 points short of log leaders Liverpool after 20 matches
Manchester City needed two second-half goals to return to winning ways after their disappointing 3-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers a few days back.
Sergio Aguero opened scoring for the Citizens in the 52nd minute after firing a thunderous shot into the roof of the net with Kevin De Bruyne claiming the assist for the opener.
De Bruyne then doubled City's lead with less than eight minutes left to play at the Etihad Stadium with 18 more games left to defend their title successfully.
The Belgian put the ball into the bottom left corner of the post after connecting well with teammate Riyad Mahred towards the end of the match.
Premier League defending champions got the game off to a shaky start following their failure to break the defence of their opponents.
Though, they had a few chances but were not clinical enough to bury the ball into the back of the net as they allowed the visitors to grow in confidence.
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A couple of calls needed the Video Assitant Referee to decide but neither side was satisfied with the technology.
In the 28th minute, Lys Mousset found the back of the net for the away side but the goal was ruled out for offside after consulting the VAR.
In the end, Man City wrapped up the outgoing year with a win as they battle Everton in their New Year fixture at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's men remain third on the Premier League table but 14 points separate them from the current log leaders Liverpool, who have one match at hand.
City have lost five matches and drawn two others just midway into the season and they will hope the Reds drop points if they must retain the title they won last campaign.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham inspired Chelsea to a dramatic comeback in Sunday's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
The Blues ran off with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal having trailed for the most part of the match before the Brazilian-Italian midfielder leveled up for the visitors.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had earlier opened the scoring for Arsenal with his 13th of the season but it was not enough to save the Gunners from an embarrassing defeat.
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