Manchester City’s dominance of the Premier league continued on Saturday as the runaway League leaders smashed one of the Preseason hopefuls Tottenham Hotspurs 4-1 to claim their 16th successive premier league victory. Even without star player David Silva who has been at the forefront of most of City’s form of late, they had Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne stepping into the role with a man of the match performance.
City were on top from the start and only took 14 minutes to open the scoring, Ilkay Gundogan who had been brought in to replace Silva, finding the net to make it 1-0. From here it was all City, but somehow, they just couldn’t find that second goal.
It took until the 70th minute for City to ensure the 3 points, their second coming from the powerful boot of De Bruyne himself making it 2-0 and sending Tottenham’s defence in disarray has moments later Gabriel Jesus hit the woodwork from the spot, after Jan Vertonghen had brought down De Bruyne in the box. However, it wasn’t long before Hugo Lloris was beaten again, this time Raheem sterling on the end of a following City move.
As time run out Sterling again but the final nail in Tottenham’s coffin, this time taking advantage of a rare Eric Dier mistake to score his 15th of the season.
Spurs did have the last say with a mere consolation goal in injury time from Christian Erikson, but only after Man City had switched off with the job finished.
Tottenham’s defeat saw them lose more ground on the top teams as with Arsenals 1-0 win over Newcastle and Burnley taking a scoreless draw away from Brighton they now find them selves in 7th place, 3 points behind 4th placed Liverpool who also have a greater Goal difference.