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Manchester City are taking on Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium tonight with the chance to go top of the Premier League. City have put together a run of strong form built on clean sheets which has seen them move from mid-table mediocrity to be right in the title mix, and victory here would see Pep Guardiola’s men leapfrog Manchester United and leaders Leicester City to the league’s summit on goal difference.
It will be a tall order for Aston Villa then, especially given their recent struggles with coronavirus in the camp which have forced their recent games to be postponed and left Dean Smith’s side with four games in hand over some of the teams above them. Villa are 11th in the league after an impressive start to the season and will be confident of making it a much harder 90 minutes at the Etihad than City have recently enjoyed.
Follow all the latest from the Premier League game at the Etihad below.
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Alex Pattle20 January 2021 16:48
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