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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Joe Hart pulled off one of the saves of the season as City guaranteed a top-three finish

A Yaya double and goals from James Milner and Wilfried Bony gave City a 4-2 win against Swansea.

Hart denied Swansea a certain equaliser with less than 10 minutes to play.
Hart denied Swansea a certain equaliser with less than 10 minutes to play.
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MANCHESTER CITY ASSURED themselves of a place in next season’s Champions League group stage with a 4-2 win away to Swansea.

Three goals came before half-time at the Liberty Stadium, with Yaya Toure, assisted by an error from Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi, and James Milner putting City 2-0 up before Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled a goal back for Swansea on the stroke of half-time.

French striker Bafetimbi Gomis equalised for the Swans midway through the second half before Toure, with Fabianksi out of position, made it 3-2 to City with a low shot from the edge of the box.

Former Swansea forward Wilfried Bony made it 4-2 in stoppage-time with only his second goal since he moved in the mid-season transfer window.

Before Bony put the result beyond doubt City, last season’s Premier League title-winners, were indebted to a couple of superb saves from goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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“We don’t answer to anyone apart from each other, the fans and the management,” England international Hart told Sky Sports.

“After the (Manchester) United defeat we made second our aim, we’ve won five on the spin and we’ll try to win the last one against Southampton.”

Victory left City eight points clear of United, currently fourth, with only a maximum of six on offer to their local rivals in the Red Devils’ final two games of the season.

But United, who face third-placed Arsenal at Old Trafford later on Sunday, could yet join already-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea and City in the top three.

© AFP 2015

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