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City 4 Spurs 1: Brief highlights

City were at their breathtaking best after thrashing Spurs 4-1 to move 14 points clear of Chelsea and Manchester United - albeit for perhaps just 24 hours.

Spurs made their intentions clear from the off, crowding out Kevin De Bruyne and pressing with energy and in numbers.

Moussa Dembele was lucky to escape a yellow card for a crunching challenge of international team-mate De Bruyne in the opening minutes, but the Blues’ playmaker was soon back on his feet and the referee instead had a quiet word.

With Leroy Sane purring on the wing, the young German breezed past Kieran Trippier to tee up Sergio Aguero, but Jan Vertonghen managed to block his shot.

Moments later Aguero stooped to head a De Bruyne free-kick past the post as the Blues turned up the heat.

The breakthrough came on 14 minutes and for a team supposedly not the best at set-pieces, the Blues are suddenly starting to profit from quite a few!

Sane whipped in a corner that Fernandinho leapt for but Gundogan met full on to power a header past Hugo Lloris and put City a goal to the good.

Aguero then came close with a powerful shot that Lloris pushed clear and Raheem Sterling skied over with the Blues dominant.

City’s passing and movement was exceptional with De Bruyne, Sterling and Sane in particular looking electric, but Harry Kane went close with a curling effort on 35 minutes to remind the hosts the game was far from won.

The half ended with fog descending on the Etihad after an excellent first 45 from the Premier League leaders.

City added three second half goals with a blistering display of football.

Now watch the highlights above...