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.
Roberto Mancini’s men were three goals to the good by the hour mark and whilst Younes Kaboul headed a consolation City then added two more before the final whistle.
Dzeko scored four and City’s other recent big money signing Sergio Aguero fired in a fine sole effort to maintain Manchester City’s 100% start to the season.
Referee: Phil Dowd
Venue: White Hart Lane
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)