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Summary

  1. Toure's first league goal this season
  2. FT: Liverpool 2-1 West Brom
  3. FT: Hull 2-0 Palace, Leicester 2-2 Burnley
  4. FT: Sun 3-1 Stoke, Swansea 2-2 Newcastle

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson, Marc Higginson and Richard Winton

All times stated are UK

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It is a corking day of top-flight football tomorrow.

Manchester United will have their mettle tested by Everton in the lunchtime kick-off.

Then the focus switched south with Tottenham at home to Southampton and Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea taking on Arsenal. Both start at 14:05 BST.

West Ham v QPR? It is the fruit salad of desserts, but we'll take it.

See you there.

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Former Wales international Robbie Savage: "Manchester City can't defend on the break. Stoke went through them. Totti ran through their defence in midweek. Chelsea, on the break, went through them with Schurrle. Chelsea can defend. It is easier to score against City than Chelsea. I also think Chelsea will score more goals."

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Former Wales international Robbie Savage: "I think Chelsea will win the league this year by five or six points. Because last year they had the best defensive record and had the best record against all the top teams. This year they have added one of the best goalkeepers in the world and one of the best midfielders."

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Premier League table
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Two points off the top after seven games without really hitting warp-speed. Would City fans have taken that at the start of the season?

Or, with Chelsea in scintillating form and with a game in hand, might they have already ceded title-deciding ground?

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

James Milner
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Owen Hargreaves, Scott Sinclair , Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas - just some of the midfielders that have been brought to Manchester City since James Milner arrived from Villa.

The ever-dependable England man is still doing a job though. More than that in fact in recent weeks.

His good form continued against his old club. He created eight chances for City. David Silva was the next highest with three.

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "When we have just eight minutes to go you are a little worried but I trusted that one of those chances would be scored because we have important players to do that.

"The way we played was the most important thing for me, we had 70% possession, created chances and that is very encouraging.

"I have told the players that in May you are going to win or lose the Premier League by just a point or so, so every one you drop on the way makes it more difficult.

"It is very difficult to recover the points against a team like Chelsea and the only way to do it is to win every game."

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Tom, Manchester: Milner and Silva have been sublime today! All of Aguero's frustration from the missed chances all came flooding out in that celebration. Hopefully Yaya's goal gives him that confidence of last season back .

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Paul Lambert
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "I thought it was a big effort from us, we defended strongly but they have quality all over the pitch and we were dead all over the pitch by the end.

"Gabriel Agbonlahor felt light-headed in the warm-up and it would have been too much to ask Christian Benteke to start.

"We were in that game for 82 minutes. We have played the top four in the league last season already, but we have come through it without any of them having beaten us badly."

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Yaya Toure
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Manchester City goalscorer Yaya Toure speaking to Sky Sports: "It is a fantastic win and after the draw against Roma. Full credit to Villa for the way they played but in the second half we did the job. The most important thing for me is to try my best. I need to work harder and continue going and the most important thing for me and the team is to repeat what we did last year."

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BETH SMITH: I feel sorry for villa. Thought they would hold on. they played really well today until the last 10 mins

Tom Castle: Lambert's tactical change with 20 minutes remaining has cost Villa again. Repeat of Chelsea match.

IMMSY: An arsenal win could just restart the league from scratch after the international break

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City
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It is a five in seven for Sergio Aguero in the Premier League so far this season - level with Saido Berahino and Leonardo Ulloa, but three short of Diego Costa and his serious bout of goal incontinence.

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

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Big numbers from City, who kept hammering away and hit goals just in time.

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

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BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Villa Park: "It was very hard fought for City. To Villa's credit they had a game-plan which they stuck to rigidly and was hard for City to break down. But it is easier to break that down when you have special players. You feel the constant pressure and probing paid off and while it took time that is what happened and from the moment Toure scored the game was won."

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

Good things come to those that wait. City drink down three points as their patience is rewarded. An assignment completed in very professional style.

Manchester City celebrate their 2-0 win over Aston Villa
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Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

There are large patches of light blue seats appearing at Villa Park as some of the home fans head off early to beat the traffic.

Four minutes of injury-time

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City

"Keano, Keano, what's the score?" Manchester City fans ask the Aston Villa assistant for an update as we enter the first of four minutes of injury time.

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Hashim Albahbahani: City deserve the win, but the scoreline surely flatters them.

Akude Emeka O: Agueroooooooooo. Simply special. Fantastic strike.

Tunde Akere: AVFC lost against CFC, AFC and MCFC, conceding 7 goals.The difference between top teams and d so called small teams is massive

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scores
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GOAL

Aston Villa 0-2 Man City - Sergio Aguero (88 mins)

Sergio Aguero celebrates
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Start the car, this one is done and dusted. Sergio Aguero is picked out on the edge of the area by a zipped James Milner pass and does superbly to hold Nathan Baker and Philippe Senderos at bay and ping a shot into the far corner.

That is the Argentine's 81st goal for City in 131 games.

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QPR midfielder Joseph Barton:: Great finish from Yaya Toure. How good has David Silva been tonight? #exceptional

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Lines are open for 606 with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage.

A listener has asked "Who will be the next Liverpool captain when Steven Gerrard retires?"

Savage believes Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge should be in the England squad if Andros Townsend is. Do you agree?

And what is your best/most bizarre story when travelling abroad to watch football? Get in touch, 0500 909 693, 85058 or @bbc606.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Villa Park

"Yaya Toure has had his fair share of critics in the first few games of this season but the Manchester City fans who are very loudly singing his name following that vital goal do not appear to be among them. As well as joy, relief is the over-riding emotion among the travelling supporters - there had seemed just no way through that Villa defence."

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Aashish: Yaya just threw cake in his critics faces

Mufc Believer: Did City send in a birthday cake through a ball boy?

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

Manchester City were preparing to bring on Stevan Jovetic as an extra attacker in a late siege. But, after Yaya Toure's probable winner, they opt instead to bring on Jesus Navas for David Silva.

Wondering what the different Premier League managers made of today's action? Well, wonder no more. Videos are available at the top of this live text by hitting the 'highlights' tab. Enjoy.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

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BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Villa Park: "That is what Yaya Toure can do. It is out of nothing. Very few players can do what he has just done. He just guided past the diving right hand of Guzan. It is a special goal from a special player, who hasn't been looking special but when required can pull a team out of trouble."

Manchester City celebrate Yaya Toure's goal
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GOAL

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City - Yaya Toure (82 mins)

Aston Villa's concentration and organisation finally break down and it is Yaya Toure who punishes their lapse.

The Ivorian picks his way to the edge of the box and, with the Villa defenders on their heels, has time to curl a precise shot around Philippe Senderos and into the bottom corner past a despairing Brad Guzan.

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

Frank Lampard has a shot blocked, Yaya Toure sees a cross headed clear by Jack Grealish and it is beginning to feel like one of those days for City.

Eleven minutes to go.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa tackles Manchester City's Frank Lampard
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Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Villa Park: "Villa are well-organised. They get 10 men behind the ball and slip into a back six easily and comfortably. The three in front harass and they are proving very difficult to break down."

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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Manchester City are clocking up possession and shots, but the goal column remains untouched.

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MBEHAN: Good open game but what has happened to Yaya Toure the word class midfielder average at best now

Naveed Afzal: As much as I want Man City to drop points how good is David Silva. Every touch has a purpose and some of those touches majestic

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

Philippe Senderos is suffering from a timely bit of cramp, limping back into position and giving Brad Guzan an excuse to delay over a free-kick.

GREAT SAVE!

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

A bullet header from Eliaquim Mangala is matched the cat-like reflexes of Brad Guzan who flies left to, not only get a hand to it, but hold onto it as well.

Villa have a little under 20 minutes to hang on. Or perhaps do even more...

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

Paul Lambert makes a double change to try and get his side off the ropes and back into the game.

Jack Grealish and Leandro Bacuna are on in place of Kieran Richardson and Charles N'Zogbia.

CLOSE!

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

Manchester City are peppering the Villa goal. David Silva opens his foot to steer James Milner's cross goalwards, but gets his angles askew, the ball sliding off his side-foot and wide.

Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan
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Stuart Barnes: Dare I say it, Tom Cleverley looks pretty decent in a Villa shirt.

Wale ibraheem: Paul Lambert of Villa is now more matured and intelligent. He knows when and which team to attack and when to be aggressive.

James Cox: Villa look like they could have got away without Christian Benteke all season - with him they are Europe contenders for sure!

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

A twinkle-toed little jink through a corridor of space in the Aston Villa defence from David Silva ends with the Spaniard curling a tame shot into the body of Brad Guzan in goal.

City need a moment of brilliance to unlock the solid ranks of claret and blue, That was nearly it.

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Villa Park: "Frank Lampard's in the centre-forward role now. And Pablo Zabaleta must be 50 yards up the field. They are all going forward. City have come here to win, they haven't come to settle for a 0-0 draw."

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

As David Silva sweeps a curling free-kick over the bar, Manuel Pellegrini calls for a change.

Off comes Edin Dzeko and Fernando is on. Will that free up Yaya Toure a little more to bomb on? City have come off the boil since Fernandinho was forced off, They maybe missed an anchorman in the middle.

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Villa Park: "Villa are beginning to believe because at the other end City are not scoring, despite all the advantage they have had. Since Frank Lampard has come on James Milner is playing a lot narrower. So City have made changes to accommodate Lampard in the hope he will get one of his goals."

Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport

The whole stadium - apart from the corner holding the travelling Manchester City fans - was on its feet to welcome Christian Benteke back into action, and huge cheers welcomed his first touch. After surviving so much pressure, Aston Villa have been growing in belief in the last few minutes and the return of their talisman striker will only increase their confidence.