Manuel Pellegrini’s men needed only the first half to ensure home win against the struggling side, Sunderland. Sterling, Yaya Toure and Bony in a space of just 10 minutes, from 12th to 22nd, entered their name on the scorelist, givin the Citizens a 3-0 lead. De Bruyne in the 54th minute scored for 4-0, while Borini five minutes later has set the final score 4-1.
SUNDERLAND substitutes: Pantilimon, Brown, Cattermole, Lens, Defoe, Watmore, Toivonen.
SUNDERLAND (4-3-3): Mannone; Jones, O’Shea (c), Coates, Van Aanholt; Johnson, M’Vila, Gomez; Graham, Fletcher, Borini.
MANCHESTER CITY substitutes: Caballero, Kompany, Aguero, Navas, Delph, Clichy, Demichelis.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Toure (c), Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Bony.