Late goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan sent Manchester City to the top of the Premier League following a hard-earned home victory against Aston Villa.
Bernardo Silva rediscovered the goalscoring touch which has deserted him in the current campaign for Manchester City.
A hat trick by Raheem Sterling and goals by Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva gave Manchester City their first Premier League away win in four games as they confirmed a second place league finish with a win over Brighton.
Manchester City could not have had an easier passage to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup after Fulham had captain Tim Ream sent off in the sixth minute.
Fulham lost their captain Tim Ream to a red card after 6 minutes, conceded a penalty, and handed the FA Cup tie to Manchester City in the second half after gifting Gabriel Jesus two goals.