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Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane scored as Manchester City returned to third position in the Premier League with a 2-0 success against Sunderland.

After Jermain Defoe hit the post from distance for bottom club Sunderland, Aguero deftly flicked the ball over Jordan Pickford to open the scoring on 42 minutes.

 

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Sane doubled City’s advantage when he hit the inside of Pickford’s post after David Silva’s pass just before the hour mark.

Late on, Defoe had a goal disallowed for offside and Aguero was denied by a fine save from the Black Cats goalkeeper.

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