• These two buoyant Aston Villa fans looked on knowing their side could have escaped the relegation zone with a point.
  • Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini's Manchester City were looking to close the gap on leaders Manchester United.
  • Carlos Tevez and Ciaran Clark get shirty.
  • Jack Rodwell's injury woes continued as he was forced off early on.
  • City started slowly, but following a Clark slip, Tevez slotted home to give the visitors the lead moments before half time.
  • Tevez wheeled away in celebration
  • Yaya Toure tangled with Charles N'Zogbia as City picked up where they left off after the break.
  • Roberto Mancini gestured as his side pressed for a second goal.
  • Pablo Zabaleta rose above Charles N'Zogbia and Christian Benteke.
  • Villa pressed valiantly for an equaliser late on, but Joe Hart largely remained untested in the City goal.
  • City held on for a 1-0 win, closing the gap on Man United to 12 points as Samir Nasri applauded the visiting fans at the final whistle.

Aston Villa 0 Man City 1

These two buoyant Aston Villa fans looked on knowing their side could have escaped the relegation zone with a point.