British record signing Robinho completed his first Manchester City hat-trick to take sorry Stoke apart at Eastlands.
The £32.5million Brazilian opened his account after just 14 minutes, then added another from Daniel Sturridge's excellent pass just after the re-start.
But he saved the best until last, finishing off a flowing four-pass move 17 minutes from the end with a clinical finish past Thomas Sorensen.
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