By James Agberebi: Manchester City continued their impressive run in the Premier League as they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
A brace from Raheem Sterling and a goal each from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne saw City stretch their straight league wins to 16, extending the record they set in midweek.
Christian Eriksen scored Spurs’ goal deep into stoppage time.
The win took City’s point to 52, 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United who will be guests to West Brom on Sunday.
City had the game’s first real chance in the eighth minute as Leroy Sane burst clear but his intended pass to Sergio Aguero was cleared by Spurs defence.
But Pep Guardiola’s side did not have to wait too long as they got the first goal on 13 minutes through Gundogan who stooped low to head in Sane’s cross for his first goal of the season.
In the 23rd minute, Aguero’s well struck shot was stopped by Hugo Lloris but Raheem Sterling fired the rebound over the bar.
Spurs had their own chance in the 34th minute but Harry Kane’s curler was well covered by City’s keeper Ederson.
In the second half, Spurs came out with more purpose and almost drew level on 54 minutes but Ederson denied Kane with a one-handed save.
After surviving the early second half onslaught from Spurs, City went close to doubling their lead but Lloris produced a fine save to deny Sane while Sterling could not convert the rebound from close range.
In the 71st minute, City went 2-0 up thanks to Man of the match De Bruyne who fired in from an acute angle.
Three minutes later City were awarded s penalty which Gabriel Jesus hit against the post before Sterling blasted the rebound over.
Sterling made amends for his earlier misses as he finished off a brilliant move on 79 minutes to make it 3-0.
In the 89th minute Sterling made it 4-0 after capitalizing on a mistake by Eric Dier.
In the 93rd minute Eriksen scored a consolation goal for Spurs to end the game 4-1.