Manchester City remained firmly on top of the Premier League table with a two-point cushion over bitter rivals and neighbours Manchester United.

Roberto Mancini's team bagged a decisive 3-0 win over Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Sergio Aguero scored the opener on 29 minutes, and Adam Johnson added to the tally seven minutes later. Both the goals resulted from sloppy errors of Stoke defenders.

Aguero struck again on 54 minutes, giving City a solid, defendable edge. An unmarked Aguero comfortably tapped home Samir Nasri's low cross from five yards. The Argentine striker's Premier League tally of the season now stands at 13.

Here are some of the key moments from the action:

Manchester City's Aguero scores during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Nasri challenges Stoke City's Walters during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Nasri challenges Stoke City's Shotton during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Silva challenges Stoke City's Jones during their English Premier League soccer match at The Etihad Stadium in ManchesterReuters
Manchester City's Johnson celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters