EPL: Manchester City beat Cardiff to go top of Premier League

Manchester City moved back above Liverpool at the top of the Premier League after easing to a 2-0 victory against Cardiff City.

The destiny of the title is in City's hands with both teams having played 32 games and City on 80 points while Juergen Klopp's side is on 79.

Pep Guardiola's side dominated from the outset, taking the lead in the sixth minute when Kevin De Bruyne ran on to a clever pass from Aymeric Laporte and blasted past Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge from a tight angle.   

Leroy Sane made it 2-0 a minute before the interval with a sweet left-foot drive after a clever chest pass from Gabriel Jesus.   

Somehow City were unable to add to their tally after the break with Etheridge making a series of fine saves as City peppered the Cardiff goal.   

The result leaves 18th placed Cardiff five points from the safety zone on 28 points.   

Burnley, Southampton and Brighton are all on 33 points, Huddersfield Town and Fulham have already been relegated.   

Son Heung Min and Christian Eriksen scored as Tottenham Hotspur opened their new stadium on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The result moved Spurs over Arsenal into third, while Chelsea are fifth after beating Brighton 3-0.