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Bernardo Silva magic gives Man City victory over Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard suffered his first loss as Aston Villa manager as Manchester City ran out 2-1 winners at Villa Park.

Pep Guardiola's side have now won four on the bounce, and maintain their one-point gap to league leaders Chelsea, who beat Watford on Wednesday.

Portuguese centre-back Ruben Dias opened the scoring after 27 minutes with a superb curled strike from the edge of the box.

Bernardo Silva then doubled the advantage shortly before half-time with one of the best goals of the season.

The diminutive playmaker produced an amazing piece of skill to side-foot volley Gabriel Jesus' dropping cross into the roof of the net from just inside the 18-year area.

Ollie Watkins replied immediately after the interval to give Villa hope of a comeback.

But City are starting to hit their straps this season and were able to stay resolute and claim all three points.


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