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Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table after winning 3-2 at Swansea City in the first English top-flight fixture of the year 2014.
City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho scored the first goal of the new year in the 14th minute at a rain-soaked Liberty Stadium, drilling home right-footed after Swansea partially cleared a Samir Nasri corner.
Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony equalised with a well-placed header in first-half stoppage time, but his international colleague Yaya Toure restored the visitors’ lead with a deflected shot in the 58th minute.
City’s Serbian left-back Aleksandar Kolarov added a third eight minutes later, lashing a powerful strike past Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel, before Bony struck again in injury time with a vicious low shot.
Victory took Manuel Pellegrini’s side two points clear of former leaders Arsenal, who host Cardiff City, while Swansea remain 11th.