Read a report and watch highlights from Man City vs Sunderland.
Manchester City may have written off their Premier League title chances after drawing 2-2 at home with relegation candidates Sunderland.
Having lost to Liverpool on Sunday the Citizens needed a response in this clash at the Etihad Stadium and things started well when Fernandinho gave the hosts the lead over the bottom-placed side after just two minutes.
Gus Poyet’s men are among a number of teams fighting tooth and nail for their top flight survival and the Uruguayan must have said something at half-time as the Black Cats came out strongly in the second half.
Striker Connor Wickham was particularly impressive – and was well supported by Jack Colback and Emanuele Giaccherini – and it was the 21-year-old who thought he had snatched all three points for the visitors with a quickfire double late on.
Samir Nasri managed to save manager Manuel Pellegrini’s blushes with an 88th minute equaliser, but the result will come as a disappointment to City fans as their side now trail the Reds by six points with just a single game in hand.