Bent Kill City

LONDON - Manchester City failed to win back-2 position to the Premier League standings after a 0-1 defeat of host Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday (23 / 1).

These results make the City stuck in the rank-3 with 45 points from 24 matches. Arsenal climbed to second place with 46 points from 23 matches after a beat Wigan Athletic 3-0 in a match that was held previously.

The defeat was also making the City more top standings, far behind Manchester United who collected 48 points from 22 matches after a 5-0 drubbing of Birmingham City on the same day.

City had time to spread threats against Manchester United in the Premier League title race this season to achieve 4 wins and 1 draw in 5 games before. But Roberto Mancini's squad who were armed and new striker Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, on the front line, difficulty penetrating defense of The Villans.

They even conceded in the 18th minute by debutant goal that booked the Villa striker, Darren Bent, who had purchased from Sunderland on Tuesday (18 / 1) at 18 million pounds, a record in the club's most expensive.

England striker was fired hard from a distance of 6 meters utilize throwing the ball from Ashley Young's kick which successfully blocked goalkeeper Joe Hart.

This is not the first time Bent recorded goals in his debut. Previously, 26-year-old player also scored a goal in his debut at Charlton Athletic and Sunderland.