Manchester City crushes Spurs to move into top four of EPL

Manchester City moved into the EPL's top four and is now six points behind league leader Arsenal.
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Free-scoring Manchester City moved into the Premier League's top four by embarrassing Tottenham 6-0, but Manchester United's revival was halted by a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Cardiff on Sunday.

Spurs arrived at Etihad Stadium with the league's best defensive record but left having tied a record for its worst loss in the Premier League era, with Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas both scoring twice for City.

''It is impossible to play better than we did today,'' said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose side has scored 26 goals in six straight home wins this campaign.

Wayne Rooney showed his good and bad sides for United in south Wales, fortunately escaping a red card for kicking out at an opponent before giving his team the 15th-minute lead. The reigning champions were denied victory, though, as South Korea midfielder Kim Bo-kyung headed in Cardiff's second equalizer in injury time.

Fourth-place City is six points behind league leader Arsenal and only off the pace because of its dire away record. United is a point back in sixth after seeing its run of three wins in a row end at a ground where City has already lost this season.

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