Manchester City came back in stunning fashion after a defeat to Chelsea last week as they outclassed Everton 3-1 in the Premier League with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling finding the net on Saturday. The win saw the defending champions retain their top spot ahead of title rivals Liverpool. Also Read - Football Transfers And Rumours: Alexis Sanchez Moves to Inter Milan, Manchester City Sign Nathan Ake

Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City secured the home win of the match-day 17 to erase the memory of its first loss this season; 2-0 against Chelsea in the previous round. Also Read - Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Wins LMA Manager of The Year Award

Manchester City dominated the beginning of the match held at Etihad stadium, but its players squandered several scoring chances, reports Efe news. Also Read - Not Many Predicted That Manchester United Will Finish in Top-Four, Says Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Jesus opened the scoring for Manchester City after 22 minutes into the match with an accurate short-range shot inside the penalty area.

Everton fought to come from behind, but Jesus struck again with a second goal just five minutes into the second half off a header after his teammate Leroy Sane sent a cross from the left side.

Undaunted, Everton tried a comeback as forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin narrowed City’s lead 15 minutes later off a header on a cross sent from the left side.

It was left to Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling to put the game out of reach as he scored the third goal for the Citizens in the 69th minute, putting a header from a cross-shot in on the left side to seal the 3-1 win.

After this victory, Man City provisionally leads the Premier League standings with 44 points, two points ahead of second-placed Liverpool, which will host Manchester United Sunday.

(IANS Inputs)