EPL: Man City Back On Top

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Manchester City regained their top spot in the English Premier League on Sunday after a Joleon Lescott goal saw them grab a narrow 1-0 win over Aston Villa at the Villa Park.

Lescott’s goal was against boyhood heroes Aston Villa. Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday had put City under pressure and in second position, but Lescott finally eased their nerves after dominating the game when he hooked in ex-Villa midfielder Gareth Barry’s far-post header after 62 minutes.

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The visitors dominated possession in the first half but could not make the most of that supremacy until halfway through the second term as they finished the match in a fairly nervy manner with Villa pressing hard for a leveler.

City now top the table with 60 points from 25 games, two ahead of United while toothless Villa are looking anxiously over their shoulders down in 15th.

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