Top of the table Manchester City faced off against a hot Stoke City, who had won 4 matches in Premier League play in a row. Unfortunately for Stoke, though, the hot streak was not enough. Manchester City dominated every aspect of the match, The scoreline says it all, 3 to nil. Possession was dominated by Man City, 76% to 24%. And Stoke was severely outclassed.
Sergio Aguero had a fantastic game, notching two goals in the contest. Despite a solid defensive effort from Stoke, who for a time looked as though they were going to be able to pull off something spectacular, it was not to be. Manchester City simply had too much talent on the offensive end of the pitch for Stoke.
So where will Stoke go from here? Currently sitting at 8th in the Premier League, and 3 points behind Newcastle, Stoke next faces Aston Villa. A victory here would a huge 3 points for Stoke, while Newcastle faces Bolton. Stoke needs 3 points to keep pace with Newcastle, and can only hope for a loss to take a share of 7th place in the table.