With the title long ago decided, Manchester City and Swansea didn’t have a whole lot to play for on Saturday morning, but we were still looking forward to some entertaining soccer from two of the EPL’s most fun sides. And fun soccer is what we got as Manchester City took a 4-2 win from Liberty Stadium thanks to a pair of goals from Yaya Toure.
The match started with a bit of a drag as neither team seemed to be able to find their way to the final third in the opening stages. Finally, in the 17th minute the game began to see a decent amount of action as Joe Hart was forced to make a solid save after a run by Nathan Dyer and Sergio Aguero hit a ball in only to be ruled offside.
Action finally gave way to goals shortly thereafter, as Toure notched his first of the match on a classic strong finish that deflected past Łukasz Fabiański. After scoring, the match was all City for a spell, culminating in their second goal through James Milner in the 35th minute. Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for the Swansin the dying moments prior to halftime to keep things interesting.
The last-second goal in the first half seemed to give Swansea life in the second, as they flew out of the gate with several solid opportunities. A solid Bafetimbi Gomis strike eventually broke through the wall of Joe Hart in the 64th minute, tying the game for Swansea.
Unfortunately for the home side, those two goals didn’t prove enough as Yaya Toure was ready with another firm hit that found the back of the net in the 74th minute. Wilfred Bony, a late substitute, scored an insurance goal in stoppage time to close out the scoring.
Though they won’t be taking home the title this season, City now have five wins in a row in the closing stages of the season, something perhaps to build on going into next year’s campaign. Their campaign will finish against Southampton, while the Swans will finish the season next week at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.