Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United


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17:58: Well, that was a good way to end the weekend's fixtures. United looked to have done enough to hold on and leave Wales with three points, but a late goal that typified Cardiff's best efforts throughout the game saw them peg the champions back.

The controversial decision to not send Wayne Rooney off in the first half following a kick on Jordon Mutch will remain the game's biggest talking point, given the England's striker's role in United's two goals, and what could have also been a late winner. It wasn't to be however, and United miss the chance to get back on level points with Manchester City.

Speaking of their neighbours, earlier today Manuel Pellegrini's side blew Tottenham away in a 5-0 obliteration at the Etihad Stadium. As dreadful as Tottenham were, City's vibrant attack were spectacular and reinforced City's title credentials with a blistering display.

17:55: And the final whistle has blown in Cardiff. What an exhilarating end to the game.

Full time: Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United

17:51: And another chance! United throw a free kick of their own into the box and it falls to Smalling, whose half volleyed effort is always going wide.

17:50: United should restore their lead straight away! Rooney jumps onto a mistake by Turner and is almost one on one with Marshall, but instead of going for goal, he opts to play it back to Welbeck. The pass is too short and the Cardiff keeper collects. What a chance.

17:49: Cardiff have equalised! Kim Bo-Kyun darts ahead of Patrice Evra to connect with a cross thrown in by Whittingham and steer a header past De Gea.

Goal! Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United (Kim Bo-Kyun, 90)

17:44: Cleverley picks up a yellow card for a challenge on Peter Whittingham on the half way line. He's a bit miffed about the decision, and let's the referee know.

17:42: Campbell is off, replaced by Cardiff's £7m summer signing Andreas Cornelius.

17:41: Cardiff march up the other end and nearly fashion a chance of their own. Taylor swings in a cross which is played back across goal by Campbell, intended for the bustling Kim Bo-Kyun, but United hastily hack the ball away.

17:39: That was a huge chance for United to put this game to bed. Welbeck and Rooney combine brilliantly on the edge of the box to bamboozle the Cardiff defence. The former gets the ball back through an overhead pass and opts to hit the return ball on the volley but it flashes wide of the left hand post.

17:38: The floated ball in is met by Whittingham, but he can't get any direction on the ball and it sails over the bar.

17:37: Cleverley catches Campbell late, free kick given to Cardiff in a dangerous position.

17:34: Mutch's number comes up on the board, he's being replaced by Kim Bo-Kyun.

17:33: Danny Welbeck looks like he's free after being picked out by Giggs, but Marshall is off his line swiftly to collect the ball.

17:31: Looks as if Giggs will occupy the space behind United's lone striker Rooney, with Welbeck operating from the left.

17:29: Jordon Mutch and Fellaini battle for ground as Cardiff line up another corner. After a few moments of jostling and shouting its swung in De Gea coolly plucks the ball out of the air. Hernandez comes off to be replaced by the evergreen Ryan Giggs.

17:27: Cardiff with a free kick out on the right wing after Evra is penalised for hand ball after challenging Noone. Cleverley nods over for a corner, and it's not that far from being on target.

17:24: Adnan Januzaj is off with Danny Welbeck entering the fray. The United youngster hasn't lit up the game, but his industry and desire to win back possession will have pleased David Moyes.

17:22: Ferdinand clears a long ball with Campbell on his shoulder but the clearance falls to Whittingham, who has once ahead broke ahead with neither Fellaini or Cleverley for company. He tries to catch De Gea out with a first time effort from miles out, but it's well wide.

17:20: Peter Odemwingie comes off, replaced by Craig Noone.

17:17: Rooney gets on the end of an inviting cross from Valencia, but his header is fairly useless. At the other end, Campbell is furious he hasn't been awarded a corner after a challenge with Patrice Evra. Replays suggest he has a right to be, with the ball coming off the Frenchman last.

17:13: It was Tom Cleverley who lost possession for Campbell's chance and the former United striker may have been better off squaring the ball to the better positioned Jordon Mutch. After such a sublime effort, you can't really blame him for taking it on himself, though. Antonio Valencia booked for catching Odemwingie with a stray arm.

17:11: So close from Campbell! The Cardiff man capitalises on some careless defending to pick up the ball 30 yards from goal. Ignoring Mutch, Campbell advances and spotting De Gea off his line, elegantly chips the ball towards goal and is so unlucky to see it come back off the bar.

17:09: Marshall is forced to make a very good save to keep Marouane Fellaini's header out from the resulting free kick. Moments later he makes another smart stop from another Rooney corner, stopping Chris Smalling's effort with his legs.

17:05: Steven Caulker penalised for taking down Januzaj. Rooney fed the youngster with a delicious outside of the boot flick but the former Tottenham defender was quick to clatter in. Booked.

17:02: United win an early corner which Rooney assumes responsibility for. The ball falls to Januzaj just inside the area and he belts into a crowd of players. Another corner is met by Fellaini, who nods wide under pressure.

16:58: Just about ready to get underway with the second half at the Cardiff City Stadium. The home side already have a win over Manchester City under their belt, can they turn things around here?

16:50: Compelling staff at Cardiff as United lead the hosts but the biggest talking point undoubtedly remains the decision not to send Wayne Rooney off. The England man aimed a clear kick at Jordon Mutch, an incident remarkably similar to the one that saw him sent off against Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier last year.

The United man was shown sympathy however, and his goal and assist for Patrice Evra's header late in the half exhibit just how pivotal the decision of referee Neil Swarbrick to show him just a yellow card for the incident may prove to be.

Cardiff remain thoroughly in this however, and as they proved for their goal, United's midfield is far from impenetrable.

Half time: Cardiff City 1-2 Manchester United

16:45: Evra restores United's lead! On his 350th appearance for the club, Evra loses Guy Medal in the box to head in a corner from Rooney past Marshall.

Goal! Cardiff City 1-2 Manchester United (Patrice Evra, 44)

16:42: Cardiff's free kicks are causing United some problems, and with Maroaune Fellaini dishing out the fouls, there is likely to be plenty more to come. Turner this time takes down a floated free kick and finds Whittingham in the box, but his shot is a poor one.

16:40: Cardiff have been boosted immeasurably by that goal, now attacking United at will and stifling their opponents whenever they manage to get hold of the ball.

16:37: Campbell has a chance to put Cardiff ahead! A long free kick from Whittingham is taken down by Caulker and directed towards the Cardiff striker, but he is unable to control his shot, sending it well over the bar.

16:34: Cardiff are level! Former United striker Frazier Campbell caps an excellent move from the home side. Gary Medal picks Jordan Mutch out with an excellent pass that slices through the United midfield. Picking the ball up on the turn, Mutch pokes an exquisite ball around to Campbell who has lost his man and the Cardiff striker coolly slots the ball past De Gea. A fine goal.

Goal! Cardff City 1-1 Manchester United (Fraizer Campbell, 32)

16:28: Januzaj has given the ball away a few times in this first half, with Cardiff constantly shackling the teenager when he picks up the ball. The attacker could take that as a compliment, I suppose, but he will be eager to open up the home side when opportunities present themselves.

16:25: It remains an even contest after Rooney's opener, a couple of half chances have fallen to both sides.

16:21: Cardiff bounce back with a couple of half chances of their own. Peter Odemwingie sprints down the left after Januzaj loses possession to send a cross into the middle but Jordan Mutch can't take it down. Moments later the ball falls to the Nigerian just outside the box, but after trying to dance his way in, sends his shot over the bar.

16:18: A flurry of half chances for United as they aim to double their lead. Januzaj curls in a free kick that falls to Fellaini, but the Belgian's header is saved by Marshall. The resulting corner eventually falls to Cleverley who fires a vicious effort into a melee of bodies, which Cardiff eventually deal with.

16:14: That was destined to happen. He shouldn't be on the pitch at the moment but Wayne Rooney gives United the lead. Antonio Valencia capitalises on an error from Michael Turner and swings an inviting cross into the box. Hernandez cleverly flicks the ball onto public enemy number one Rooney, who turns and shoots passed Marshall with the help of a deflection.

Goal! Cardiff City 0-1 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney, 14)

16:09: Rooney extremely lucky not to be shown a red card for an impudent kick on Jordan Mutch, who himself had a header saved moments before. The two battled for a ball launched towards the home end but the Cardiff man got their first and received a kick to the back of the legs for his trouble. Rooney booked. For lack of a better term, the referee appears to have bottled that.

16:05: First moment of danger from Cardiff, Whittingham throws in an inviting cross that trickles across the front of Ferdinand and Evans, but De Gea calmly strides out to collect. Moments later, Valencia works the ball down the right before finding Rooney. The England striker tries to dance his way inside and shoots from 15 yards, but it's blocked.

16:03: Cardiff win an early free kick after Fellaini clatters into the opposition. Whittingham swings the ball in and it's cleared by Ferdinand, before De Gea comfortably collects a follow up effort.

16:01: And we are underway, a rocking atmosphere from the start at the Cardiff City Stadium.

15:56: Moments away from kick off in Wales, Patrice Evra leads the side out in what is his 350th appearance for the club.

15:50: Cardiff's superb 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the beginning of the season will be a fond memory for fans as we approach kick off. Frazier Campbell leads the line against his former club and will be looking to replicate the performance that saw him bag two goals against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

15:41: Fraizer Campbell and Jordan Mutch return to the Cardiff starting XI with Craig Bellamy dropping to the bench.

15:40: No Kagawa in the Manchester United squad today with both Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic both unavailable through injury. With Michael Carrick still on the side lines Marouane Fellaini has a great chance to leave an impression on United fans, who are yet to see anything resembling the best of the big Belgian.

Line ups:

Cardiff City: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor; Medel; Whittingham, Mutch, Cowie, Odemwingie; Campbell.

Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Cornelius, Kim, Noone, Gunnarsson, Bellamy

Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Fellaini, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj; Hernandez

Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Buttner.

15:33: Now our attention turns to the Cardiff City Stadium, where Malky Mackay's side host Manchester United. Team news is coming up.

15:28: An abysmal afternoon for Tottenham has come to an end. Having previously held the title of having conceded the lowest tally of goals in the league this season, that tag has well and truly been taken off them after conceding six today, having only let in six in their previous 11 league games.

It was unexpected to say the least, but the visitors were unable to deal with the vibrant attacking quartet of Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero. Tottenham were uninspiring at the best of times, and downright awful at the worst. A brace each for Aguero and Navas plus one from Negredo and an own goal from Sandro obliterated Andre Villas-Boas' side who will be in desperate need of a boost when they welcome Manchester United to Old Trafford next week.

Full time: Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur

15:23: And there is one for the road. Jesus Navas, the man who opened the scoring with a terrific finish just 14 seconds in, has rounded things off. Gael Clichy spots the winger's run and picks him out with a sublime cross field pass. Navas is away, and confidently strikes past Lloris.

Goal! Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Jesus Navas, 90)

15:21: Nearly a slight blot on the City copy book as Pantilimon hopelessly fails to claim a corner he called for. It's all a bit scrappy but the ball is eventually hoofed clear by Lescott.

15:20: Game approaching its final minutes and there isn't too much happening. City are more than satisfied and Tottenham can't wait to head down the tunnel.

15:15: Team news ahead of Cardiff v Manchester United, Robin van Persie has been left out of the travelling squad due to toe and groin problems.

15:12: Pantilimon is awoken to make a smart save a deny Spurs a consolation goal. The ball falls to Adebayor positioned on the left hand side of the goalkeeper's post but it's saved well from a tight angle. Moments later, the ball falls to Fernandinho two yards from goal, but the Brazilian completely miskicks and the chance is gone.

15:10: Tottenham's only efforts this half have been speculative, and ultimately disappointing long range efforts, with Andre Villas-Boas' side in capable of getting behind the City defence. Sandro hits the latest, which is comfortably saved.

15:07: James Milner enters the fray, replacing Samir Nasri who has had an excellent game.

15:06: Nearly six, Navas does well to cut the ball back to Toure who has bulldozed his way up the field to get on the end of it. He meets the ball just inside the penalty area but his effort clips the top of the bar and goes over.

15:03: City may have taken their foot off the gas since Negredo's goal, but they continue to probe with Tottenham still looking as unconvincing as ever at the back. The Spaniard has a chance to add to his tally but he heads well over after being picked out by Navas.

15:00: Sergio Aguero's afternoon is finished and it has been another magnificent performance from the Argentine. Javi Garcia replaces him. Not the most inspiring change you will see this season, but I somehow doubt City fans will be too bothered.

14:58: More horrific defending from Spurs as Nasri strides into the penalty area without a care in the world, unchallenged. Eventually, Kaboul lumbers out to force a corner, which comes to nothing.

14:55: Dembele skips past Fernandinho before firing a low effort on goal that is comfortably saved by Pantilimon, who most of us had forgotten was there.

14:52: Moussa Dembele and Gylfi Sigurdsson have come on for Spurs, Paulinho and Soldado off.

14:50: Spurs are desperately trying to retain possession for more than a few seconds, but it's not really working. Kyle Walker hits a speculative half volley across goal but it comes to nothing.

14:47: It's five, a brilliant individual effort from Negredo. Fernandinho picks out the striker with a straight forward through ball, but the touch the Spaniard takes to escape the clutches of his marker is superb. Dawson is left dizzy after Negredo's flicked turn, and the finish that follows it is superb.

Goal! Manchester City 5-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Alvaro Negredo, 54)

14:43: It nearly gets worse for Tottenham there as Samir Nasri clips the bar with a delicate chip that looked more like a cross intended for Zabaleta.

14:41: What a fantastic team goal from Manchester City. Yaya Toure retrieves the ball in midfield and plays a series of neat on twos with midfield partner Fernandinho. The Ivorian breaks away and bears down on goal, before playing the ball across for Aguero to tap into an empty net. Spurs are being picked apart.

Goal! Manchester City 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Sergio Aguero)

14:39: Aguero threatens to dance his way through the Spurs defence again, but Vertonghen is well positioned to intercept.

14:35: And we are back underway in Manchester. Have Spurs got any hope?

14:33: Joleon Lescott is also on to replace Nastasic, presumably due to injury.

14:32: Half time sub for Tottenham, Lewis Holtby is coming off to be replaced by Emmanuel Adebayor who takes to the field for Spurs for the first time this season, having been exiled to the development squad just a couple of months ago.

14:26: Correction, Man City's second goal has been put down a Sandro OG. In addition that, the Brazilian picked up a knock and was shown a yellow card in that first half.

14:22: A disastrous first half of football for Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham. After finding themselves a goal down after just 14 seconds, the visitors fell victim to City's incisive attack with Aguero, Nasri and Negredo revelling in their advanced roles. 3-0 is perhaps a bit flattering, but such has been the clinical nature of their efforts on goal, their healthy lead is fully deserved.

The score line suggests this fixture is finished from a competitive perspective, but Villas-Boas does have options on the bench if he fancies an optimistic challenge in the second half.

Half time: Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

14:18: And Kyle Walker is the latest to have his name in the referee's book. The England full back, for some unknown reason, stuck his foot in to intercept City's free kick, which Howard Webb is having none of.

14:16: Yaya Toure picks up a yellow card for a needlessly lunge on Aaron Lennon. Emmanuel Adebayor is spotted warming up for Spurs.

14:15: Lamela finds Sandro with a clever diagonal ball inside the right hand side of the box, but the Brazilian's effort on goal is a wayward one.

14:12: Aguero adds a third and Tottenham are falling apart. Jesus Navas finds himself with plenty of space on the right and plays a simple cross directly into the path of Aguero who calmly slides the ball past Lloris. Far too easy, Tottenham are in trouble if they don't collect their bearings.

Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Sergio Aguero, 40)

14:08: Vertonghen is booked for a dangerous lunge on Zabaleta.

14:05: City add another! Rather similarly to their first, Sergio Aguero's initial effort is batted away following a clever through ball from Nasri, but this time it falls into into the path of Negredo, who attempts a scissor kick on the half volley. Spurs have two men on the line but they fail to clear the ball, which takes a big deflection off Kaboul and then Sandro before crossing the line. May be given as an own goal.

Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Sandro OG, 33)

13:59: Tottenham enjoying a greater share of the possession for the minute, but are caught out by City after the ball is given away by Holtby. With Aguero and Navas ahead of him, Nasri opts to play the ball wide to the Argentine, but his ball across the box is harmless enough. Prior for that, Sandro was forced to receive some treatment, and looks to still be moving a bit gingerly.

13:56: Spurs pressing more and more now. Vertonghen attempts to carry the ball into the final third and his helped by Jesus Navas, whose attempt to intercept actually benefits the Spurs defender. Vertonghen easily strides past Demichelis and hits a tame effort on goal which is palmed away by Pantilimon. The resulting corner is easily cleared.

13:54: Excellent stuff from Aaron Lennon, who keeps play alive after retrieving an overcooked cross from Lamela. The winger holds up the challenge of Gael Clichy before deceiving the Frenchman with a wonderful flick. Tottenham get a corner out of it, but Lamela slices his effort wide.

13:52: Sergio Aguero threatens to carve Spurs open all on his own, first fending off the challenge of Sandro down the left wing before twisting past Michael Dawson before Spurs eventually manage to nick the ball off him. Sandro is booked for his efforts to haul the A rgentine down.

13:50: Vertonghen takes the resulting free kick, firing a low hard effort directly at Pantilimon.

13:48: Tottenham awarded a free kick 35 yards from goal. Erik Lamela was sent tumbling by his own teammate Younes Kaboul, but the referee has pulled play back on a previous foul on the Frenchman.

13:45: Brilliant start to the game at the Etihad. A goal after 14 seconds from Jesus Navas has seemingly given both sides licence to thrill as both City and Spurs have threatened to add to the score line.

13:43: A wonderful tackle from Sandro saves Spurs from going 2-0 down. An excellent City counter attack releases Samir Nasri who takes a touch before shaping to shoot, but the Brazilian midfielder powers back and calms the situation with an excellent sliding tackle.

13:41: Soft penalty shout from Paulinho who claims Yaya Toure clipped the back of his heel as he attempted to retain possession in the City box.

13:37: Some wonderful interplay on the edge of the penalty area nearly allows City through again, but Lloris is out quickly to bat away Sergio Aguero's dinked effort. Given his recent form, the former Atletico Madrid star will be disappointed with that.

13:34: It's City this time who look terrified at the back. Aaron Lennon beats his man and whips in a wicked cross across the box that evades Pantilimon, Nastasic and Demichelis, but Lamela's attempt to place his effort into the back of the net is stopped by the back peddling City goal defender. Frenetic start here.

13:32: Well, that didn't take long, Manchester City are ahead after 15 seconds! Jesus Navas captialises on a poor clearance from Hugo Lloris after the Spurs shot stopper kept Aguero's initial effort out. The Spanish winger was on the scene to place the ball into the back of the net through an excellent chipped finish to stun the visitors.

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Jesus Navas)

13:28: Minutes away from kick off at the Etihad Stadium. Although Tottenham are without the injured Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe are waiting in the wings to have an impact should they continue to misfire this afternoon.

13:25: Predictions for this afternoon? Tweet us them at @IBTimesSportUK and we'll feature them here.

13:20: Andre Villas-Boas suggested at the beginning of the season it may take some time for his new attacking options to gel at White Hart Lane, and it looks as if he was right to play that card early on. Tottenham's well documented short comings in front of goal has seen them score just nine league goals so far, the third lowest tally in the division with only Crystal Palace (7) and Sunderland (80 faring worse.

13:13: Jan Vertonghen is once again preferred at left back in the continued absence of Danny Rose for Tottenham, while a formidable Brazilian partnership of Sandro and Paulinho provides the steel behind attacking options of Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby, Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado. There is also a place on the bench for Emmanuel Adebayor.

13:11: Joe Hart is left on the bench again by Manuel Pellegrini, who has opted for his potent partnership of Negredo and Sergio Aguero. Martin Demichelis partners Matija Nastasic at centre half and their is also a place on the bench for 21-year-old Swedish striker John Guidetti.

Line ups:

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero
Subs: Hart, Lescott, Richards, Guidetti, Garcia, Milner, Dzeko

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Lennon, Holtby, Lamela; Soldado
Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Dembele, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Defoe

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