NEWS DIGEST – Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium.

The result meant Pep Guardiola’s side moved a point clear of Liverpool with six games of the campaign remaining.

The destiny of the title is in City’s hands with both teams having now played 32 games and City on 80 points while Juergen Klopp’s team are on 79.

City dominated from the outset, taking the lead in the sixth minute when Kevin De Bruyne ran on to a clever pass from Aymeric Laporte and blasted past Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge from a tight angle.

Leroy Sane made it 2-0 a minute before the interval with a sweet left-foot drive after a clever chest pass from Gabriel Jesus.

Somehow City were unable to add too their tally after the break with Etheridge making a series of fine saves as City peppered the Cardiff goal.

The result leaves 18th placed Cardiff five points away from the safety zone on 28 points.

Burnley, Southampton and Brighton are all on 33 points, Huddersfield Town and Fulham have already been relegated. (Reuters/NAN)