Ten-man City extend lead
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
City could not have got off to a worse start at Maine Road when their Australian international Tiatto was involved in a touchline tussle with Steen Nedergaard, and referee Roy Pearson showed a straight red after consulting with his assistant.
Despite being a man down, Kevin Keegan's side managed to go in at half time 1-0 up when Eyal Berkovic grabbed a goal two minutes before the interval.
David Nielsen kept up his excellent scoring record since his move from Wimbledon by equalising just a minute after the break but City regained the lead with a Paulo Wanchope penalty just after the hour before Berkovic wrapped up the points with his second on 65 minutes.
The win sends City three points clear at the top of the league table.
Wolves moved above Burnley with their 3-1 win at home to Coventry and are now in second place behind City.
Dean Sturridge continued to prove value for money since his £350,000 move from Leicester City when he grabbed two goals in three minutes (49, 52) to put Dave Jones' side well in charge at Molineaux.
Colin Cameron made it 3-0 with his 56th minute strike to make the game comfortable, with just a late Jay Bothroyd goal a consolation for the visiting Sky Blues fans.
In Sunday's late game, Dougie Freedman scored the only goal of a tight game.
The Scottish striker scored the winner in the corresponding fixture at Edgely Park last year, and his strike in the 67th minute was enough for all three points.
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