De Bruyne makes it sweet 16 for awesome Manchester City
Manchester: Kevin De Bruyne produced another virtuoso performance as Manchester City crushed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to register a record-extending 16th consecutive Premier League victory.
The Belgian maestro scored City's second goal, after Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring, and Raheem Sterling added two more in a thumping win that provisionally sent Pep Guardiola's men 14 points clear at the summit.
Victory embellished the record for consecutive English league wins City had set in Wednesday's 4-0 win at Swansea City and the breathtaking manner of it was further evidence of their apparent invincibility.
Guardiola, who also saw substitute Gabriel Jesus miss a penalty, has equalled the run of 16 straight league wins he engineered with the great Barcelona team that won a La Liga and Champions League double in 2011.
He is now three wins short of his own record for Europe's five major leagues, which he set with Bayern Munich in 2013- 14.
Spurs were left to lick their wounds after a fifth defeat of the campaign — one more than in the entirety of last season — which sent them slithering down the table to seventh.
Sterling finally got his goal in the 80th minute, finishing off a slick move involving De Bruyne, Gundogan and Sane, and after Lloris had saved from Bernando Silva and Sterling, he walked in City's fourth. Eriksen's stoppage-time strike, a low effort with his left foot, offered scant consolation.