- Sane with goal, assist
- De Bruyne opens scoring
- City back atop table with 80 points
Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane scored as Manchester City eased back atop the table with a 2-0 defeat of Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
City now leads second place Liverpool by one point, hitting the 80-point mark for the second-straight season. City also has a 9-goal advantage in goal differential.
Cardiff City remains 18th, five points back of safety.
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De Bruyne made it 1-0 with an effort which is either a delightful strike or a wayward cross, and certainly looked more like the latter.
Jesus turned playmaker when he chested a cross to Sane, who left no doubt with a low drive into the goal.
Etheridge made a fine stop on Phil Foden in the second half as Cardiff City bid to keep the score line in check.
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