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Man. City crush Fulham to move top of Premier League

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Manchester City thrashed Fulham 4-0 away from home to move top of the English Premier League on Saturday and will be champions if they do not lose in their remaining two games.

Arsenal were hoping and praying for City to drop points at Fulham, but the Citizens waxed stronger and emerged victorious.

The visitors took the lead 13 minutes into the game. Kevin De Bruyne showed great vision to find Josko Gvardiol with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot was precise and sailed into the bottom left corner to make it 0-1.

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In the 59th minute, Phil Foden picked up the ball from a rebound and from the edge of the box he unleashed a low shot into the bottom left corner. Bernd Leno was unable to keep the ball out of the net to make it 0-2 for City.

City made it 0-3 in the 71st minute. Bernardo Silva played the ball into the box, and Josko Gvardiol got on the end of the cross to put it into the bottom right corner for his brace.

The Citizens scored their fourth goal seven minutes into added time from the penalty spot. Julian Alvarez drove the ball low into the right of the net, giving goalkeeper Bernd Leno no chance.

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