Manchester City Strike Late to Beat Aston Villa 2-0

Updated: 05 October 2014 00:20 IST

Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero struck late goals as Manchester City jumped to second spot.

Manchester City Strike Late to Beat Aston Villa 2-0
Aguero celebrates after scoring for Manchester City on Saturday. © AP

Birmingham:

Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero produced late moments of brilliance to earn Manchester City a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, keeping the champions in touch with Premier League leader Chelsea.

Toure dribbled to the edge of the penalty area in the 82nd minute and curled a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who had produced a string of second-half saves to keep Villa in the game.

Aguero, one of two City players to hit the post when the score was 0-0, rifled in a fierce shot from 20 yards (meters) in the 88th to guarantee the visitors a fourth win in seven matches in the defense of their title.

City provisionally moved to within two points of Chelsea, whose game in hand is against Arsenal on Sunday.

Topics : English Premier League Aston Villa Manchester City Football
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