Ninth place Manchester City played Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Sky Blues were looking to reassert their title credentials, despite being further behind the Premier League table than expected.

Spurs were looking to end their goal drought, with the disposal of star man Gareth Bale in the summer transfer window, Spurs have been lacking a goal scorer despite spending more than £100million during the window.

The game started with a bang. About 13 seconds in, Jesus Navas picked up a loose ball to open the scoring early on. It went downhill for Spurs from there. Tottenham began falling apart defensively and lacked an attacking threat. 

Manchester City added another with Alvaro Negredo scissor kicking a spectacular cross off of Sandro and in the net. Seven minutes later, Sergio Aguero added to his brilliant goal tally with a tap in past a helpless Hugo Lloris. 

Tottenham would have the second half to try and turn the game around, but they couldn't hold back a fluid Manchester City squad, who added to their dominance with another goal just five minutes after the second-half resumed.

It was Aguero again, who now has 10 goals to his name and tops Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to go atop the Premier League leading scorers list.

Negredo capped off his brace with a goal, and finally, Navas took advantage of horrendous defending to put yet another ball past Lloris and score the Citizens sixth goal of the night.

With a result such as this and a goal difference of +22 Manchester City have reassured the world that they are still as competitive as ever and can still go for the title.

Tottenham meanwhile will have to re-look their offensive strategies as they have failed to score a goal in their past three Premier League matches, despite splashing out on striker Roberto Soldado.

Manchester City may go for another goal frenzy as they take on Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday - a seemingly pointless matchup as City have already qualified for the Round of 16

Tottenham may just have a chance to tweak their weaknesses and gain some momentum as they face Tromso away in the Europa league on Thursday. 

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