Raheem Sterling scored twice against Crystal Palace to inspire Manchester City to a ninth straight Premier League win after a dominant performance at Selhurst Park.
The impressive victory briefly lifted Pep Guardiola’s side, who had started the day second in the table, one point clear to the top.
However, Liverpool returned to the summit after beating Chelsea 2-0 in the late kick-off at Anfield, leaving City, who have one game in hand, two points behind the Reds with five games remaining in this fascinating title race.
Raheem Sterling produced a stunning finish from a tight angle to give Manchester City the lead at Selhurst Park
The City forward tapped into the corner from close range shortly after the hour mark to double the visitors’ advantage
Sterling celebrated with a swagger in front of the travelling supporters after grabbing his second of the afternoon
Luka Milivojevic set up a nervy finish after his free-kick squeezed through the wall and found the corner of the net
Gabriel Jesus curled in from close range in the dying minutes to kill off the game and seal the three points for City