It was an easy night for the Premier League leaders. Liverpool defence was a total shambles on Tuesday which saw Manchester City simply walk away with all the three points at the Etihad Stadium with a 3-0 win.

Sergio Aguero scored the opener with a 25-yard shot just 10 minutes into the game. Later on, Yaya Toure headed in David Silva's corner on 33 minutes, giving City a very clear advantage.

With alarming lapses in their defence strategy, Liverpool failed to strike back. On 75 minutes, James Milner stroked home from the penalty spot, sealing the win in favour of City.

Midfielder Gareth Barry was sent off on 72 minutes for a second bookable offence, reducing City to a 10-man squad. But Liverpool failed to take advantage of the situation.

Roberto Mancini's side now enjoy a clear three-point edge over neighbours Manchester United at the summit of the league table.

Here are some of the breathtaking moments from the game:

Manchester City's Kolo Toure challenges Liverpool's Adam during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Yaya Toure scores against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
A Manchester City fan holds up a banner during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Kompany challenges Liverpool's Carroll during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Liverpool's Skrtel brings down Manchester City's Yaya Toure for a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Milner scores a penalty past Liverpool's Reina during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters