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City Thrash Spurs To Go Top

Manchester City moved to the summit of the Premier League table after they thrashed a ten-man Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 at White Hart Lane.

Manuel Pellegrini's men move up to top spot in the table, one point ahead of Arsenal, while Spurs remain in fifth, four points adrift of fourth spot.

Sergio Aguero nearly put City ahead in the 4th minute, the Argentine did well to create space for himself before smashing an effort against the upright.

Edin Dzeko squandered a chance to give the visitors the lead in the 10th minute but the striker blasted over from close range.

Four minutes later and City went ahead through Sergio Aguero, striker slotted home from a tight angle, after being played in by David Silva.

Aguero almost doubled City's lead in the 19th minute with a header from close range, which drew a brilliant save from Hugo Lloris.

Moussa Dembele tried his luck from range in the 40th minute but the Belgian's volley from the edge of the area goes wide of the target.

Yaya Toure doubled the Visitor's lead in the 49th minute from the penalty spot after Edin Dzeko was brought down by Danny Rose, who was shown a straight red for the challenge. 

Edin Dzeko got City's third in just four minutes later with a finish from close range, after David Silva's initial effort was cleared off the line.

Ettiene Capoue grabbed a goal back for Spurs in the 58th minute with a left-footed finish from six yards out.

Dzeko could have increased City's advantage in the 64th minute but the Bosnian fired high and wide from close range after a brilliant cross from Gael Clichy.

Stevan Jovetic got City's fourth in the 78th minute with a deflected effort that crept into the far corner.

Substitute Aleksander Kolarov nearly got a fifth for Man City in the 87th minute but the fullback's low driven shot was deflected out by Lloris.

Two minutes later and Vincent Kompany got the visitor's fifth with a tap in from close range after Dzeko's shot deflected into the defender's path.

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