Manuel Pellegrini's men had the chance to leapfrog local rivals United into third place, with a win against the FA Cup finalists Aston Villa, who have been in some inspired form of late. Read below for the match report from the intriguing encounter, written by Mosope Ominiyi.
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18:10. Unsung hero: Sergio