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Football: Slick City sink Spurs to claim top spot

Published on Jan 30, 2014 5:52 AM
 
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London on Jan 29, 2014. Manchester City swept to the top of the Premier League with a ruthless 5-1 rout of 10-man Tottenham on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City fired a warning to their title rivals as they swept to the top of the Premier League with a ruthless 5-1 rout of 10-man Tottenham on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side took advantage of Arsenal's draw at Southampton 24 hours earlier to knock the Gunners out of first place and open up a one-point lead in the race for the title.

City's victory was tinged with controversy after they were awarded a dubious penalty that produced their second goal and a red card for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, but there was no questioning the visitors' supremacy at White Hart Lane.

Sergio Aguero had opened the scoring before Yaya Toure's penalty and further goals from Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany underlined City's superiority.

 
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