Man City on top, Chelsea move second

Man City on top, Chelsea move second

Sterling combination play with Sergio Aguero and David Silva caught the eye as Southampton simply could not deal with City's flamboyant front line as they took their total goal tally for the season up to 33.

Pep Guardiola said managing in England is a "dream come true" as he was honoured by the Football Writers' Association fresh from a 6-1 Premier League victory against Southampton.

The forward scored on what was also his 217th league appearance for City, who he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Morata has now scored four in his last four Premier League games after just two goals in his previous 20 domestic matches, and his return to form could be the final ingredient Sarri's side need to mount a serious title challenge.

Aguero has achieved a number of goalscoring highs for City in the past year, becoming the club's all-time top goalscorer against Napoli in November 2017.

But City restored their three-goal cushion on the stroke of halftime with Aguero taking advantage of a mistake by Cedric Soares and crossing for Sterling's fifth league goal of the season.

"I always enjoy myself".

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"I know people say we have a lot of money".

City needed only five minutes to take the lead against Southampton, Wesley Hoedt putting through his own net.

It may be harsh to single out one Southampton defender given they were all dire, but Hoedt arguably endured the most hard outing, haplessly giving City the lead.

Sterling laid on the second for Aguero six minutes later and it wasn't long before it was 3-0, Sterling chipping over a cross and the ball falling invitingly for Silva to lash home.

They head into the Wednesday's European clash in very confident mood after picking up their ninth win of 11 in the Premier League over the weekend. "Maybe one day they don't score, and then the team doesn't score at all".

Guardiola believes Sterling will add to his astonishing haul of 46 caps, but feels he has room to improve at the age of 23 in his bid to be rated among the world's finest players.

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