Tevez double puts City ahead in Champions battle

AFP, Tuesday 17 May 2011

Carlos Tevez scored twice as Manchester City beat Stoke 3-0 on Tuesday to go third in the Premier League table and leave themselves in prime position for direct entry into the Champions League

Carlos Tevez

Joleon Lescott scored the other goal as City inflicted fresh misery upon Stoke -- the team they beat 1-0 in Saturday's FA Cup final.

More importantly, it meant City leapfrogged Arsenal into third place in the table with just Sunday's final round of Premier League matches left.

Although England's top four clubs qualify for the Champions League, if City beat Bolton this weeked they will go straight into the tournament proper and avoid playing in August's qualifying round where the likes of Bayern Munich and Villarreal could lie in wait.


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