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Manchester City pound Tottenham 5-1, move to top of Premier League
January 29, 2014, 4:45 pm

LONDON (AP) - Free-scoring Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a high-tempo 5-1 victory at 10-man Tottenham on Wednesday.

City only managed to net once in the first half through Sergio Aguero but piled on the goals after the break to end Tottenham's unbeaten league start under new manager Tim Sherwood.

Tottenham first saw Michael Dawson's equalizer disallowed for offside before halftime, then had Danny Rose sent off for a sliding tackle on Edin Dzeko in the penalty area.

Yaya Toure doubled City's lead from the spot kick in the 51st, and Edin Dzeko exploited dithering defending to net the third.

Although Etienne Capoue pulled one back for Tottenham, Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany scored further goals for City as Arsenal was knocked off the summit.

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