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Aguero, De Bruyne give Man City 2-0 win vs Sheffield United

December 29, 2019 GMT
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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne scored in the second half as Manchester City beat Sheffield United 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday in a swift reaction to a damaging loss.

The champions are third in the league with a target now of overhauling Leicester a point away - rather than Liverpool which is 14 points in front of Man City. Pep Guardiola’s team had lost 3-2 at Wolverhampton on Friday.

Sheffield United’s Lys Mousset had a goal disallowed by VAR for a marginal offside and referee Chris Kavanagh also accidentally impeded a visiting player in the buildup to Aguero’s goal.

But there was no doubting the quality of Aguero’s finish seven minutes into the second half after being picked out by De Bruyne.

Riyad Mahrez and De Bruyne combined to wrap up the points in the 82nd before the Belgium playmaker finished powerfully.

Sheffield United dropped to eighth over the weekend.

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