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Premier League champion Manchester City returned to the top of the table after a comfortable win over relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday.

City’s 2-0 victory puts them on 77 points, one ahead of Liverpool, who play Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

Both City’s first-half goals stemmed from Fulham mistakes. Inside five minutes, Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s misplaced pass set in train a City attack that ended with Bernardo Silva firing the ball past Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

Bernardo Silva's early goal got City off to a flying start.

The home team were woeful in the game’s opening stages, so much so that even their fans cheered ironically on the rare occasions when their players managed to string a few passes together.

On 27 minutes a mistake from Joe Bryan was pounced on by Silva, who teed up Sergio Ageuro. The Argentine has been in lethal form this season and he wriggled past three Fulham defenders space before expertly finding the net to claim his 18th league goal of the season.

Sergio Aguero's goal against Fulham on Saturday was his 29th of the season.

This was Fulham’s 23rd league defeat of the season in 32 games, with Saturday’s loss leaving the London team 13 points behind fourth from bottom Burnley.

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Without the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has scored 10 of Fulham’s 29 league goals this season, the home team rarely threatened a dominant City side. Pep Guardiola’s team came close to a third in the second half, but Kyle Walker’s shot rebounded off the post.

‘Incredible spirit’

“It was an incredible result after the international break and having played away,” Guardiola told the City website. “The players have amazed me again.

“Our first 15-20 minutes was one of the best of the season. We played with incredible spirit, we could have scored more. After the goals we controlled it.”

City’s victory keeps them on track to win a remarkable quadruple. Having already won the League Cup, City has reached the Champions League quarterfinals and the FA Cup semifinals.

“Liverpool and Man City have done incredible so far so deserve the credit. We will have 80 points with six games to play if we win next week,” added Guardiola.

“We don’t think too much about what people say about the quadruple.”

Saturday’s match marked the start of the Premier League’s No Room for Racism campaign, which runs from March 30 to April 8.

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