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Monday March 7, 2016Manchester City 4 - 0 Aston Villa

By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games

Aston Villa’s dire Premier League situation only worsened as they were hammered 4-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad.

Things had looked promising for Villa as they held their title-chasing rivals at bay for 48 minutes, but once Yaya Toure broke the deadlock the floodgates opened and Remi Garde’s side were overpowered.

The Ivory Coast international was well-placed to fire home after being teed up by David Silva, whilst Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 soon after.

David Silva once again proved architect for the third, exchanging passes with Aguero before the latter converted to make it 3-0.

Raheem Sterling added a fourth, and City could even afford to miss a penalty, Aguero spurning the chance to grab a hat-trick late on.

The loss sees Villa remain eight points adrift at the foot of the table, with nine games left to salvage their Premier League status.