Pep Guardiola’s side expected a tough game against Unai Emery’s Villa team who were unbeaten at home in all competitions this campaign.
Erling Haaland was denied twice in quick succession by Emi Martinez in City’s best chance of the game.
Haaland’s initial strike in the first half was met by a low Martinez dive before the ball was played back to Haaland at the back post by Bernardo Silva.
Haaland’s second attempt, a header, was palmed wide by an on-rushing Martinez.
Late in the second half, it was a Leon Bailey deflected strike which gave the hosts a 1-0 lead and all three points at full-time.
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