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Gallery: Images from Man City

The Boss: Garde on defeat, damaging second half and fragile confidence Report: Villa U18 2-2 Boro U18
Gallery: Images from Man City

Here's an image gallery from Villa's clash against Manchester City.

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It was backs to the wall stuff for much of the first half but Rémi Garde's men emerged unscathed and almost nicked a goal against the run of play when Joe Hart got a hand to Jordan Ayew's low drive.

But City ran riot after the break to condemn Villa to a heavy defeat.

Three minutes after the restart, Yaya Toure turned home David Silva's pass to break the deadlock.

Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 a couple of minutes later when Micah Richards' sliding tackle came spinning back off the Argentina forward.

Aguero produced a majestic piece of control before firing home his second at the near post.

And substitute Raheem Sterling added number four with a simple finish from a Jesus Navas cross.

It could have been worse for the claret and blues but Aguero spurned a chance from the penalty spot after Ciaran Clark tripped Kelechi Iheancho inside the box.

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By @AVFCOfficial 5th March 2016