Goal Festival: Manchester 13 - 3 North London

Manchester outclassed north London in a Premier League goal frenzy Sunday as United thrashed Arsenal 8-2 and City thumped Tottenham 5-1 in a pair of rampant attacking displays.

Edin Dzeko scored four times as he and debutant Samir Nasri helped Manchester City put Tottenham to the sword with a ruthless display of attacking football at White Hart Lane. Nasri supplied the crosses for Dzeko to score his first two goals and he also played his part in the run-up to Sergio Aguero's strike, which made it 4-0 with half an hour to go.



Younes Kaboul headed home a consolation goal for Tottenham, who included Luka Modric in their line-up, but the afternoon belonged to Dzeko, who clinched his hat-trick by firing in from six yards on the hour before scoring his fourth - a beautiful curling effort - with the last kick of the match. Two years ago Tottenham beat City to fourth place and the London side ran Mancini's men close for the majority of last season, but this result was a clear indication of how much City have progressed over the last 12 months.

Meanwhile, Manchester United shattered Arsenal by slamming eight goals past the shell-shocked Gunners at Old Trafford. The home side's delirious fans mocked Arsene Wenger with chants of 'You're getting sacked in the morning' as Wayne Rooney walked off with the matchball, having scored his 150th Red Devils goal, then adding two more after half-time to complete his hat-trick.



Yet Rooney's efforts did not even account for half of United's staggering tally as they scored eight for the first time since 1999. Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Nani and Park Ji-sung also found the net before Young completed the rout with his second. It was Arsenal's worst ever defeat against United and the first time they have conceded eight in a league game since 1896. For Sir Alex Ferguson, his side are yet to drop a point, as are their noisy neighbours across the city.

Although there are plenty at Stamford Bridge and Anfield who will strongly disagree this season already seems to be turning into an eight-month shoot-out between the red and blue halves of Manchester but it seems inevitable.

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