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Manchester City win: it's all over bar the shouting...

By Robert Jones

It has been an amazing Premier League title race, full of twists and turns – but surely there is no stopping Manchester City now.

Last night's 4-0 win over Aston Villa brought up a ton of league goals for Manuel Pellegrini's men – but, more importantly, it took them two points clear of second-placed Liverpool with just Sunday's home match against West Ham to come.

You couldn't get a bet against City winning their second title in three seasons now; in fact, they could afford to drop two points to the Hammers and still be sure of the crown.

A tense City could not breach Villa's stubborn defence for over an hour, but two goals from Edin Dzeko and one from Stevangot the party started before the tour de force from the magnificent Yaya Toure, rounded off the scoring with a spectacular run and finish for his side's 100th league goal of a remarkable campaign.

"We're getting close now, but we must stay focused and ensure we get over the line on Sunday," said Pellegrini.

Elsewhere, Sunderland's 2-0 win over West Brom means Gus Poyet's men are safe. They got the miracle run their boss had hoped for – but it means Norwich are down.

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