March 31, 2018 / 6:27 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Man City one win from title after handsome victory at Everton

* Manchester City won 3-1 at Everton

* City will win title with victory in the Manchester derby

* Stunning Leroy Sane volley put City ahead in fourth minute

* Gabriel Jesus header made it 2-0

* Raheem Sterling slotted in the third in the 37th minute

* Everton’s Yannick Bolasie grabbed 63rd minute consolation

* City home to Manchester United next, Everton host Liverpool

* EVERTON 1 MANCHESTER CITY 3 March 31 (Reuters) Manchester City moved to within one win of the Premier League title after an impressive 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side, who will be champions if they win next Saturday’s Manchester derby, grabbed the lead in the fourth minute through Leroy Sane’s sizzling volley from a tight angle at the back post after a pinpoint cross from David Silva.

Eight minutes later it was 2-0 to City after Kevin De Bruyne did well with a high bouncing ball to find Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus who confidently headed home.

City were utterly dominant and Silva was again the provider for the third goal, in the 37th minute, when he slipped the ball across the area and Raheem Sterling drove past Jordan Pickford.

Everton gained encouragement in the 63rd minute when Yannick Bolasie’s low drive from the edge of the area flew in off the inside of the post but City, preserving energy ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Liverpool, comfortably saw out the game.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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