Manchester City are edging towards winning the 2017/18 Premier League title after they secured yet another win against Stoke City on Monday night at the bet365 Stadium.

Two goals from David Silva wrapped up a 2-0 victory for City as Pep Guardiola’s men restore their 16-point advantage at the top of the table.

If the good run continues and other result go their way, City could be crowned champions against fierce rivals Manchester United in early April.

A fourth triumph in a row moves City onto 81 points from 30 games - three more than they achieved in the entirety of last season.

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Silva's double also saw the league leaders rack up their 84th and 85th goals, taking them to a tally only 11 teams have ever bettered in a completed Premier League campaign.

While Silva will rightly take a lot of the plaudits, a special mention should also go to the returning Gabriel Jesus, who made his first league start of 2018.

The Brazilian has now played 31 Premier League games without losing, winning 26 and drawing five.

Only three players have better runs without defeat in the division – Jens Lehmann (47), Arjen Robben and Didier Drogba (both 37).

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