Manchester City were impressive in a victory that ensures Liverpool cannot break their 30-year title drought by beating Everton on Sunday. The only blot on the display was a nasty injury late on to Eric García, after he collided at speed with Ederson, the keeper rushing out of area to head a through-ball away. The game was delayed for some time before García was taken off on a stretcher.

This performance was decorated by an imperious Kevin De Bruyne and, after the three-month coronavirus-induced pause, suggests Pep Guardiola’s team can be optimistic about retaining the FA Cup and their tilt at a first Champions League glory.

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