• Ilkay Gundogan opens the scoring with a first half headers.
  • Kevin de Bruyne lashes past Hugo Lloris to double the advantage.
  • Gabriel Jesus hits the post from second half penalty.
  • Raheem Sterling taps home a late third.
  • Hugo Lloris hesitates to allow Sterling to net his second.
  • Christian Eriksen nets stoppage time consolation goal.
  • Manchester City go 14 points clear with 16th straight league win.
  • Recap: Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle, Chelsea 1-0 Southampton
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Well that was seriously impressive from City, who beat last season's runners-up with some room to spare. Kevin de Bruyne was superb again with a goal and numerous other contributions. Raheem Sterling got two also.

Tottenham were dominated from the outset and though they kept City out for long periods, they caved late on and the result was totally justified in the end.

Well that is all we have got time for this evening. We're back tomorrow afternoon with two more top flight games as Manchester United go to West Brom and Bournemouth host Liverpool.

But until, thank you for joining us and goodbye.


Full time: Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham


GOAL! Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham (Christian Eriksen)

Apparently not as Spurs claim a consolation goal. Eriksen collects the ball from Sissoko and fires into the corner from 20 yards. City concede again, but frankly does it matter?


Three added minutes at the Etihad. More pain for Tottenham?


GOAL! Manchester City 4-0 Tottenham (Raheem Sterling)

This is nothing more than City deserve, on the balance of play. Sterling beats Lloris to the ball, toe-poking it through his legs, before sliding into an empty net.


Raheem Sterling wants another after a few bad misses this afternoon, and his rising shot is palmed away by Lloris. Tottenham are here for the taking in these closing minutes.


Bernardo Silva nearly makes it four with a near-post shot which Lloris turns behind. Spurs take off Dele Alli, which isn't a bad idea given how things have been going.


Kevin de Bruyne celebrates thrashing City into a two-goal lead.

Kevin de Bruyne
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GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham (Raheem Sterling)

City may not have been at their best this evening but they produce a reminder of their quality with a fine team goal. De Bruyne and Sane are both involved before Sterling is teed up and he fires into an empty net.


And Tottenham almost take full advantage but after Lamela side-steps his way through Winks runs the ball too far, dodging challenges he could easily of gone down under and the chance is gone.


City should be three-up but Gabrial Jesus hit the post from a penalty and Sterling side-foots over the bar. De Bruyne won the penalty by the way with another fine bit of play.




GOAL! Manchester 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Kevin de Bruyne)

That frankly is stunning. Kevin de Bruyne picks himself up from being floored by Dele Alli, collects the ball off the left drives into the box and fires through Hugo Lloris. Fabulous finish.


Should that be red? Harry Kane escaped earlier and now Dele Alli does. He goes above the ball and catches De Bruyne above the ankle, studs first. He got a slight touch on the ball but he follows through strongly. The England man is very fortunate to survive there.


Tottenham clearly not at the races today, not keeping the ball with the efficiency you would normally expect. City should double their lead and all but secure the points as Sterling scoops a shot over the bar from six yards, after Lloris pushed the ball out from Sane's shot.


Gabriel Jesus on for City and he almost scores with his first touch, so nearly getting on the end of a cross from De Bruyne but Eric Dier just does enough to put him off.


City are pushing up high against Tottenham when they have the ball and look really comfortable at the back. Harry Kane does test Ederson though with a fine effort - probably the visitors' best - which is beaten away for a corner.


High challenge from Harry Kane on his England colleague Raheem Sterling and that earns the striker a yellow card. Brilliant refereeing from Craig Pawson by the way, who saw the challenge over his shoulder we he was running to keep up with play. Fine officiating.


Half a chance for Tottenham as Son collects the ball at the back post but Sane snuffs it out. So impressive to see the German tracking back, having been the scourge of Spurs at the other end.


Back under way at a soaked Etihad Stadium.


Players coming out for the second half. No evidence of any changes at this stage, but Erik Lamela is among those waiting for the call.


Half time: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham

Normal service has resumed at the Etihad Stadium. Ilkay Gundogan has the league leaders ahead and they are heading 14 points clear. Tottenham have not offered a great deal and have acted as survivors for much of this half. Kane and Eriksen has lived on the periphery of this game and need to get more involved if Spurs are to mount a comeback.


Five minutes to go until half time. Can Tottenham get to the break without any furthr damage? Would be huge if they could.


Nicolas Otamendi cracks Harry Kane on the side of the face with a high boot which sends the England man flying. He doesn't go down without a reason and a yellow card is shown to the Argentine.