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Manchester City took over top spot and grabbed control of the Premier League title race with an exciting 3-2 victory at Everton on Saturday.
Ross Barkley put Everton ahead with a wondergoal in the 11th minute, but City pulled ahead at half-time via goals from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko. The latter scored his second early in the second half to give City a 3-1 lead, moments after goalkeeper Joe Hart made a fine save to keep out Everton.
The Toffees pulled a goal back through Romelu Lukaku midway through the second half, but were unable to equalise.
As BT Sport's Ian Darke tweeted, Saturday's performance showed "all sides" of Man City, from erasing an early deficit to showing defensive vulnerability.
With the win, Manchester City moved onto 80 points and took over first place ahead of Liverpool on goal difference. Everton remained fifth and are now unable to catch Arsenal for the Premier League's final UEFA Champions League spot.
Regardless of who wins the Premier League, this season's title race has been perhaps the most fascinating in the league's history. Per Martyn Ziegler of the Daily Mail, the lead atop the table had shifted from one team to another 22 times before Saturday, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all having runs at the head of the pack.
Saturday's result ensured that nothing can be decided until the final day, but with two matches remaining, City must now be considered favourites. If Manuel Pellegrini's side win their two remaining games, they cannot finish lower than Liverpool—and would almost certainly take the title by virtue of their superior goal differential.
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