Manchester City vs. Sunderland: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23:  Joe Hart of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 3-0 Sunderland, Etihad Stadium, Full Time

After stumbling against Borussia Dortmund in their midweek Champions League fixture, Manchester City bounced back in a big way against Sunderland and showed all the signs of a league-winning side in a dominant 3-0 display.

The game represented City's first clean sheet of the season too, so while there are certainly positives to take in attack, it's perhaps the defensive boost that was the biggest positive for the Citizens.

Manchester City:  Hart; Zabaleta, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov; Milner, Barry, Yaya Toure; Silva, Balotelli, Tevez

Substitutes: Pantilimon, Clichy, K.Toure, Rodwell, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko

Scorers: Aleksandar Kolarov 4'

Sunderland: Mignolet; Gardner, Cuellar, O'Shea, Rose; Colback, Larsson; Johnson, Sessegnon, McClean; Fletcher

Substitutes: Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Bramble, Saha, Westwood