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Manchester City on top after win over Aston Villa

premier league live betsManchester City defeated visiting Aston Villa with 4-1 in a match of the ninth round of the Premier League.

Thus, players of Roberto Mancini took the lead in Premier League with 22 points, 2 points ahead of champions and city rivals Manchester United, who earlier today drew 1-1 away at Liverpool.

Mario Balotelli opened the scoring in the 28th minute when realize beautiful naked back of scissors after a header from a corner of Adam Johnson and mixing in the box.

Two minutes after the break Johnson doubled the hosts advance. He received a pass from Yaya Toure and shot from 15 meters overcame Shay Given.

Five minutes later, Vincent Kompany made ​​rezultatalasicheski after head detects the network submitting Johnson corner.

Villa back a goal in the 65th minute when Stephen Warnock scored after a pass in the penalty area by Charles N'Zogbia on the right.

Six minutes later, James Milner broke all hopes of guests precision strike from 20 meters.

The victory came at a perfect time for the Mancini's side, who will now go into next Sunday's clash at Old Trafford as league leaders, and the 46-year-old stated he is pleased to be at the top of the table ahead of the grudge match.

"We've only played eight games and there are 30 to go," he said. "We should be happy to go to Old Trafford on the top but we should understand that the championship will be long and that this position can change every week.

"For us, it's important to stay there on the top or very close to the team who is at the top and we'll fight until the end for the title.

"We have started very well and won a lot of games but we need to improve more."

The hosts were impressive against Alex McLeish's men but Mancini, who jokingly booed an announcement from the City press officer stating that no questions could be asked about the Carlos Tevez saga, admitted the Blues started somewhat sluggishly.

He said: "We had a problem in the first 15 minutes because when the players come back from an international break it is always difficult.

"But I think after 15 minutes we played very well, Mario scored a fantastic goal and I think that changed the game.

"We started the season very well, we knew that this week would be hard because we played Aston Villa and then we play Villarreal which is a crucial game for us and then we have the derby so our mind is very busy."

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