Man City 2-0 Cardiff: De Bruyne & Sane seal their 13th straight win & retake top

Manchester City eased back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane were enough to see off Neil Warnock’s side, who offered only meek resistance in a match that took place just three days before they face fellow strugglers Burnley.

City, who handed a first Premier League start to Phil Foden, were scarcely required to break sweat as they moved a point above Liverpool at the summit with six games left to play.

Pep Guardiola’s side have made a habit of starting strongly this season, and De Bruyne only needed six minutes to fire high into the net from a tight angle to the left of Neil Etheridge’s goal, although both goalkeeper and defence will be disappointed at the way they conceded.