Manchester City remained in the second position in the Premier League following a convincing 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, who were reduced to 10 men, following Federico Fazio's second-half sending off at the Etihad Stadium.
Four goals from Sergio Aguero proved to be too much for the Spurs, who were only able to net a consolation through Christian Eriksen.
The game started with City breaking the deadlock in the 13th minute through Aguero, who, after taking advantage of Erik Lamela's carelessness, advanced forward before curling an effort past Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs, however, gave an immediate response through Eriksen, who after receiving a good pass from Roberto Soldado, fired an effort that went in off the crossbar despite Joe Hart managing to get a knee.
The scores didn't remain level for long as City were awarded a penalty in the 20th minute following Lamela's foul on Frank Lampard inside the box. Aguero stepped up and sent Lloris the wrong way.
Lampard's evening came to an early end as he was forced off the pitch with a thigh injury following a challenge from Ryan Mason in the 26th minute.
Five minutes later, City were awarded another penalty following Younes Kaboul's eash challenge on David Silva inside the area. Aguero again stepped up, but this time his penalty was saved by Lloris. The Argentina tried to fire home from the rebound, but his effort was over the crossbar.
The third penalty of the game was awarded to the Spurs at the hour mark following Martin Demichelis' foul on Eriksen. Soldado, who was starting in his first Premier League game since March, stepped up but his poor penalty was easily saved by Hart.
Things went bad to worse for the Spurs in the 67th minute as they conceded another penalty and were reduced to 10 men, following Fazio's foul on Aguero in the box. The Argentine, who again stepped up, this time made no mistakes as he eased the ball past Lloris and grabbed his hat-trick.
Finally, City sealed the game in the 75th minute as Aguero grabbed his fourth goal of the evening with a brilliant strike, taking his Premier League tally to nine goals this season.