Manchester City made light of their poor record at White Hart Lane, defeating Tottenham 5-1, with Edin Dzeko hitting four. This time last season both City and Spurs were being tipped as likely contenders for a Champions League spot, but 12 months-on and whilst City have progressed with a series of expensive signings, Tottenham have stood still.
This was starkly shown as Tottenham had no answer to City's attacking performance in which Samir Nasri had an outstanding debut.
Referee: Phil Dowd
Venue: White Hart Lane Attendance: 36,150
Tottenham scorers: Kaboul 68 Man City scorers: Dzeko 34, 41, 55, 90, Aguero 60
Yellow cards: Zabeleta (MAN C), Barry (MAN C), Y Toure (MAN C), Savic (MAN C), Van der Vaart (TOT), Assou-Ekotto (TOT)