Historic win lets Man City keep Arsenal in range

MANCHESTER City remains in hot pursuit of Premier League leader Arsenal after a record-breaking 4-2 win against bottom-of-the-ladder Cardiff.

Second-placed City chalked up its 100th goal in just 34 games in all competitions during the victory to ease past Chelsea's 42-game feat in 2012-13.

Edin Dzeko (pictured) scored the historic goal before Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero completed the scoring as the Sky Blues secured an 11th consecutive home league win.

Arsenal stayed one point clear of City after Santi Cazorla scored twice in the 2-0 defeat of struggling Fulham, the Gunners' fifth successive league victory.

In other games, Crystal Palace moved out of the relegation zone after beating Stoke 1-0 and Sunderland's Adam Johnson hit the equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Southampton.