Manchester City moved 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League after cruising to victory at the Etihad against a disappointing Tottenham.
With David Silva sidelined, City started with Ilkay Gundogan in midfield and it was the German who would open the scoring on 14 minutes, after some truly abysmal marking from Tottenhan at a corner.
The hosts continued to dominate against a Spurs side who simply couldn’t like with the league leaders.
Both Harry Kane and Dele Alli were lucky not see red, with ref Craig Pawson somehow deeming both challenges to warrant only a yellow.
The first incident came with Kane lunging in on Raheem Sterling early in the second-half.
The outstanding Kevin De Bruyne was then lucky not to have his ankle broken after a dreadful challenge from Alli.
However, De Bruyne would respond to that challenge in the best possible way, by unleashing an thunderbolt which flew past Hugo Lloris.
Soon after, the unplayable Belgian was felled in the box by Jan Vertonghen, with Pawson pointing to the spot.
However, sub Gabriel Jesus say his effort come back off the post.
On eighty minutes, Sterling, who was also superb throughout, would get on the scoresheet after some slick football from the Citizens.
Sterling would get his second of the game on 90 minutes after a mistake from Eric Dier, as Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to victory.
Christian Eriksen did get one back at the death, however, the Lilywhites were thoroughly outclassed.
The win extends City’s record-breaking winning streak to 16 games as they move 14 points clear of Chelsea and Manchester United, with the Red Devils playing on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino and co. are now seventh, two points off rivals Arsenal in fourth.