The defending champions made a typically fast start to the game and opened the scoring in the 20th minute through Sterling.
Jesus doubled our lead in the 35th minute, finishing expertly after a brilliant pass by our No.7.
The third came shortly after, with Ledson directing the ball into his own net after good work by skipper David Silva.
The Blues probed for a fourth in the second half and remained solid at the back to ensure a comfortable victory.
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