The Cityzens move another step closer to the Premier League title after another Gundogan brace and Haaland goal during Everton vs Man City helps 3-0 victory at Goodison Park on Sunday.
City now effectively need just five points from their final three league games to clinch a fifth title in six seasons, given their much better goal difference – and Gundogan is leading the way.
Last week he scored twice in the win at Leeds. He then got an assist at Real Madrid in midweek. And at Goodison Park, there was another demonstration of why Pep Guardiola is desperate for the 32-year-old to extend his contract with the club beyond its expiry this summer.
His first goal was breathtaking – a wonderful piece of skill to break Everton's resistance on 37 minutes. Moments later he turned provider, crossing for Erling Haaland to head in with just his third touch of the match. Then came a wonderful Gundogan free-kick on 51 minutes to end the contest.
The tie was a big one for both sides. Manchester City kicked off 1st in the Premier League, one point above Arsenal with a game in hand.
A win over the Toffees would have all but guaranteed their champions' status for another season.
As for Everton, they are still firmly in a relegation scrap, sitting just one point above the drop before kick-off at Goodison Park.
When all was said and done, Manchester City picked up the win.
Man City began the tie on the front foot but were struggling to create much in the opening exchanges. Neither side had a shot on goal in the opening 15 minutes.
In fact, the first shot of the game came after 27 minutes and was put wide by Riyad Mahrez.
Everton had the best chance to take the lead 34 minutes in when a loose ball from a corner fell to Mason Holgate in the City box, but he put his effort well over.
It was Man City who took the lead, however, thanks to a wonderful bit of skill from Ilkay Gundogan.
Manchester City added a second goal just two minutes later, this time via Erling Haaland.
The away outfit took their 2-0 lead into the break with an Everton comeback looking very unlikely.
City killed the game off five minutes into the second half of Everton vs Man City, almost passing a free-kick into the Everton goal.
The Sky Blues largely dominated the second 45 and eased to a comfortable win.