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Emphatic Man City hit Stoke for seven while Andy Carroll sees red as Burnley hold Hammers
Elsewhere Tottenham made it four Premier League wins in five plus Swansea beat Huddersfield.

Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Mike Egerton Leroy Sane celebrates scoring Man City's sixth goal on Saturday. Mike Egerton

MANCHESTER CITY MAINTAINED their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke 7-2.

City made it seven wins from eight with goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva — as well as a brace from Gabriel Jesus –making it an utterly dismal afternoon for Mark Hughes’ side.

With second placed Manchester United settling for a drab stalemate at Anfield earlier in the day, it was their Manchester rivals who provided the thrills as City moved two points clear at the top.

Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side struck three times in the first 27 minutes at Eastlands, securing their sixth successive league win in swashbuckling style.

Burnley v West Ham United - Premier League - Turf Moor Anthony Devlin Andy Carroll leaves the field after being sent off for a second bookable offence. Anthony Devlin

Elsewhere West Ham held Burnley to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor as Andy Carroll was sent off for two bookable offences in the space of two minutes.

Michail Antonio gave the Hammers the lead before Carroll was given his marching orders just eight minutes later. Chris Loyd grabbed a late equaliser in the 85th minute as Sean Dyche’s side remain unbeaten in their last six Premier League outings.

Swansea grabbed their first win since the end of August with a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Huddersfield Town, with a brace from 20-year-old Tammy Abraham drawing Paul Clement’s side further away from the drop zone and up to 13th.

Swansea City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League - Liberty Stadium Nick Potts Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring his first goal against Huddersfield. Nick Potts

Finally, Christian Eriksen scored the only goal of the game as Tottenham finally scraped to their first Premier League win at Wembley against struggling Bournemouth.

Having left White Hart Lane at the end of last season, Spurs had started the new league campaign with a loss and two draws at their adopted home before belatedly securing a 1-0 victory at the national stadium on Saturday.

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Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League - Wembley Stadium John Walton Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring the winning goal against Bournemouth. John Walton

Manager Mauricio Pochettino had, in his pre-match news conference, taken issue with Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s reference to Tottenham as “the Harry Kane team” — and it was Eriksen, not the England international, who inspired this much-needed triumph.

The win is Spurs’ first at home in the Premier League this season, but marks a fifth consecutive win in all competitions for the London club.

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