Manchester City stayed unbeaten and moved top of the Premier League with a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli opened the scoring in the 28th minute and Adam Johnson, Vincent Kompany and James Milner added second-half goals at Eastlands, where the hosts conceded for the first time this season when Stephen Warnock scored in the 65th minute.
Manchester City moved two points clear of city rival and defending champion Manchester United with 22 points after the victory.
City again shrugged off the drama surrounding Carlos Tevez's future with the club and manager Roberto Mancini confined striker Edin Dzeko to the bench for the second straight match.
Balotelli scored for the fourth successive game when the Italy striker struck an overhead bicycle kick for an impressive opener as the Italy striker led the attack with Argentina striker Sergio Aguero also out with an injury.
''I hope that Mario will continue like this,'' Mancini said. ''H...