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The referee ends the match.
Clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov. Yaya Toure scores a right footed goal. Man City 4-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Aleksandar Kolarov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Robinson by Francisco Javi Garcia.
Fabian Delph produces a cross.
Samir Nasri handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
Callum Robinson takes the free kick.
Stevan Jovetic goes into the referee's book.
Stevan Jovetic scores with a right foot finish. Man City 3-0 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Yaya Toure.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Stevan Jovetic results in a free kick.
Ryan Bertrand leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Grealish.
Alvaro Negredo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Edin Dzeko.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Fabian Delph.
The ball is crossed by Callum Robinson.
Clearance made by Francisco Javi Garcia.
Free kick crossed by Ashley Westwood.
Unfair challenge on Callum Robinson by Martin Demichelis results in a free kick.
Luis Fernandinho restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Luis Fernandinho.
Callum Robinson replaces Ciaran Clark.
Stevan Jovetic takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
Luis Fernandinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Leandro Bacuna.
Yaya Toure fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.
Ciaran Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevan Jovetic.
Edin Dzeko slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 2-0 Aston Villa.
Samir Nasri has an effort at goal. Parried by Bradley Guzan back into danger.
Samir Nasri takes the free kick.
Leandro Bacuna concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov.
Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Fabian Delph.
Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Stevan Jovetic results in a free kick.
Edin Dzeko scores with a right foot finish. Man City 1-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Zabaleta.
Clearance by Ron Vlaar.
Shot by Edin Dzeko went wide right of the post.
Centre by Pablo Zabaleta.
Stevan Jovetic is brought on as a substitute for James Milner.
Jordan Bowery goes off and Leandro Bacuna comes on.
Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
Samir Nasri crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Andreas Weimann.
Aleksandar Kolarov has an effort direct from the free kick. Bradley Guzan fumbles the ball.
Fabian Delph goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on David Silva by Fabian Delph results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by James Milner.
A cross is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Bowery on James Milner.
Vincent Kompany takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.
Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross.
Yaya Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karim El Ahmadi.
The second half has started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Samir Nasri manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Yaya Toure.
David Silva produces a cross.
Clearance by Ryan Bertrand.
James Milner sends in a cross.
Pablo Zabaleta produces a cross.
Matthew Lowton sends in a cross.
Clearance made by Fabian Delph.
Shot by David Silva. Ron Vlaar gets a block in.
The official flags Edin Dzeko offside.
Shot by Ron Vlaar. Blocked by Martin Demichelis.
Andreas Weimann sends in a cross.
Andreas Weimann has an effort at goal. Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.
Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
The ball is sent over by James Milner.
The ball is delivered by Andreas Weimann.
The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta.
The ball is sent over by Andreas Weimann.
Clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.
Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.
Jordan Bowery fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.
James Milner takes a shot. Matthew Lowton gets a block in.
Shot by Samir Nasri went wide of the right-hand post.
Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri.
The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Clearance made by Nathan Baker.
Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
Ryan Bertrand makes a clearance.
Yaya Toure takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.
Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood.
Clearance made by Martin Demichelis.
Header at goal by Vincent Kompany misses left of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James Milner.
Unfair challenge on James Milner by Ryan Bertrand results in a free kick.
Fabian Delph manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov. Bradley Guzan parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.
The match gets underway.
Pellegrini calm as City close in
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini claims nothing has changed in the title race even though his side have now become overwhelming favourites.
City can move two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, with just a game to play, if they beat Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
City's position has been enhanced after Liverpool squandered a chance to apply considerable pressure on Monday night.
The Reds surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace, a result which cost them the chance to move three points ahead.
Pellegrini said: "We prepare exactly the same as we prepare for all the games during the year.
"We know the next game is the most important game.
"We are not going to win the Premier League tomorrow if we win. We must win tomorrow and then we will see what happens on Sunday.
"All the teams are under pressure but if we play at home as we did so far, I hope we can win the game."
Pellegrini does not accept the claim of his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers that the race is now effectively over, even though the initiative is now clearly with City.
He said: "I really don't know what Brendan said. I only know we have two games and we have to win the game against Aston Villa.
"At the end of the week we will see which team has more points."
Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview the visit of Villa, even claimed he did not watch Liverpool's dramatic late capitulation against Palace, when they conceded three times in the last 11 minutes.
When asked about the result, he said: "I feel it is just one result more in the Premier League.
"In the Premier League it is very difficult to win the games.
"You cannot be sure you are winning until the end, until the last minute."
Pellegrini sees the performance of Palace, who had already achieved their aim of avoiding relegation, as proof that there can be no room for complacency against Villa.
Paul Lambert's side are also now guaranteed to be in the top flight next season.
"Maybe Crystal Palace didn't have anything to fight for but they were a very strong team and I am sure Aston Villa will be a very strong team for us," said Pellegrini, whose side lost at Villa Park in September.
Lambert insists his side head City with the intention of playing to win despite there being little riding on the outcome for them.
Few expect either Villa, or Sunday's visitors to Manchester West Ham, to be able to prevent City winning their second title in three years.
With Villa's safety secured by last weekend's win over Hull the general feeling is they will not be in much of a mood to put up a fight but Lambert said that assumption would be wrong.
"We're not going there just to make up the numbers, we're going there to try to win," he said.
"You have to run a lot and run without the ball. We're going to have to work really hard without the ball but you also know you've got to try to win the game and that's what we're going to try and do.
"We'll go there now in a lot better place than we were before the Hull game."
Villa left it uncomfortably late to secure their own future with safety coming in the penultimate game just when it appeared they could get sucked into a last-day relegation battle.
Their players have been under a different pressure to City's for some weeks now but Lambert has been pleased with the spirit they have shown to get themselves out of trouble with a match to spare.
"It was major pressure. It was excruciating at times. They showed character, grit and determination to see a game through when it really mattered," said the Villa boss.
"You have to give them credit too. They are the ones in the dressing room who have to go out and perform."
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