Manchester City powered seven points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday as Ilkay Gundogan's double inspired a 3-0 win over Tottenham, while Liverpool's problems mounted after a dismal 3-1 defeat at Leicester.
Pep Guardiola's side stretched their English top-flight record run to 16 successive victories in all competitions. Tottenham were no match for the red-hot leaders on a freezing evening at the Etihad Stadium.The 25th clash between old rivals Guardiola and Jose Mourinho was a mismatch from the moment Rodrigo put City ahead from the penalty spot. Spurs have now lost five of their previous six matches in all competitions. They are languishing in ninth place, four points adrift of the top four.
Gundogan struck five minutes after half-time as his close-range finish eluded Lloris's weak attempted save.
The in-form German midfielder wasn't finished yet and in the 66th minute he sprinted onto Ederson's long kick, gave Davinson Sanchez a subtle nudge and swivelled away from the stumbling defender before firing past Lloris.