30 January, 2014 - 09:53

Manchester City 5-1 Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham hold Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and other Premier League results

Manchester City go top of the table after another mauling of Spurs.

Manchester City’s hopes for Premier League title got a major boost after thrashing Spurs 5-1 at White Hart Lane. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring just 15 minutes into the game before being substituted at the end of the first half with hamstring injury. Yaya Toure converted a penalty kick after Danny Rose controversially brought down Edin Dzeko. The English defender was sent off that left few chances for the hosts on the night. Dzeko then scored a third goal on 53 minutes but Etienne Capoue hit one back just minutes later. However, City never stopped and added another two goals courtesy of Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany to complete another Tottenham thrashing after November 6-0 win at Etihad.

With the main title rivals dropping points, City are now one point clear of Arsenal and three of Chelsea at the top of the table before hosting Mourinho’s side in the next round.

Jose Mourinho looked miserable and produced some pathetic accusation of Sam Allardyce for ‘parking the bus’ after his Chelsea had failed to break solid West Ham defence. The Portuguese specialist, who is best known for his defensive tactics, claimed The Hammers played some ‘19th century football’, but Big Sam just ‘doesn’t give a s****’ about his colleague’s complaining. The Blues enjoyed around 70% possession and had over 30 attempts, while the visitors had the only strike denied by Petr Cech. Chelsea are now three points behind City ahead of the clash between the two clubs at Etihad on Monday.

Liverpool mauled Everton 4-0 in Merseyside derby as The Toffees were short of many injured players. Steven Gerrard opened the scoring, Daniel Sturridge netted a brace and Luis Suarez added his goal to put The Reds just four points behind third-placed Chelsea.

Arsenal only took a point at St. Mary’s Stadium as Mathieu Flamini was sent off on 80 minutes for a wild tackle on Morgan Schneiderlin. Juan Mata impressed on his debut for Manchester United but it was Robin van Persie and Ashley Young who secured a 2-0 victory over bottom-placed Cardiff City. Sunderland and Crystal Palace feel some relief after narrow 1-0 victories against Stoke City and Hull City respectively that saw them escape the drop zone.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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