Manchester City thump Tottenham Hotspur for 16th straight win in PL

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De Bruyne stars as City thump Spurs for 16th successive win

Manchester City are in a league of their own in the Premier League. England’s leader are running riots against all the opponents they are facing.

After beating city rivals in Manchester Derby, Pep Guardiola’s side thumped Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to extend their winning run to 16 straight games in the Premier League.

After a heroic performance in the last game, David Silva was not even a part of the bench due to some personal reasons but it hardly mattered to the men in blue. Illkaay Gundogan scored his first goal in more than a year while Raheem Sterling scored a brace and Kevin De Bruyne also got his name on the scoresheet. Christian Eriksen pulled on back for Spurs in the injury time.

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Spurs were left to lick their wounds after a fifth defeat of the campaign — one more than in the entirety of last season — which sent them slithering down the table to seventh.

It could have been even worse for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who replied through Christian Eriksen, had referee Craig Pawson not shown only yellow cards to Harry Kane and Dele Alli for two ugly second-half fouls.

The absence of David Silva due to what City described as “personal reasons” opened the door for Gundogan and the Germany midfielder seized the opportunity by scoring his first goal of the season in the 14th minute.

Leroy Sane fired in a corner from the left with pace and dip and with Spurs distracted by Fernandinho’s near-post charge, Gundogan stole in unmarked to send a stooping header past Hugo Lloris.

The visitors gave their opponents only one moment of discomfort in the first half, Kane shaping a shot fractionally wide from the edge of the box.


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