Ruben Dias was gifted his third goal for Manchester City, as he headed in from close range after just five minutes, following a defensive mix-up.
Joao Cancelo would give Manchester City a two goal cushion going into half-time, as the Portuguese full-back marked his 100th appearance for the Blues with a sublime solo goal.
Riyad Mahrez would then continue his fine goalscoring form, as the Algerian scored Manchester City’s third. The goal was eventually confirmed by VAR, after initially being ruled out for offside.
The victory, which ensured that Pep Guardiola’s side would spend Christmas day at the top of the Premier League table, was City’s eighth consecutive win in the league, and comes just days after the 7-0 thrashing of Leeds United at the Etihad on Tuesday.