BIRMINGHAM: Manchester City are getting closer to the Premier League title after the league leaders bounced back from a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola’s side were stunned by John McGinn’s opening goal just 20 seconds after kick -off.
But City bounced back with Phil Foden’s equalizer followed by Rodri’s winning goal.
The match ended with both teams playing 10 men when City defender John Stones was sent off for fouling Jacob Ramsey before the break, and Villa’s Matty Cash received a second yellow card for fouling Foden in the next half.
City are now 11 points ahead of Manchester United and need to collect eight points from the remaining five games to secure a third league title in four seasons.
“It wasn’t the start I was dreaming of but we responded well. It was a good performance.
“Phil Foden’s influence in our game is pretty big. He’s become an increasingly important player,” Guardiola said.