Ivory Coast's Toure scores as Man City thrash Norwich in EPL

AP, Saturday 2 Nov 2013

Ivory Coast's Toure scores a free-kick as Manchester City thrash Norwich 7-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday

Yaya Toure
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, centre left, celebrates with teammates including Yaya Toure, centre right, after scoring his side's 7th goal against Norwich during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Manchester City ripped apart Norwich 7-0 on Saturday with seven different goalscorers to maintain its perfect home record this season, with backup goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon keeping a clean sheet in his Premier League debut.

Underlining its title credentials, Manuel Pellegrini's team cruised from the start as David Silva hit the post after 15 minutes before Bradley Johnson scored an own goal to put City in front. Silva, Matija Nastasic and Alvaro Negredo then slotted home before the interval and Yaya Toure scored with a curled free kick into the top corner in the 60th minute. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko completed the rout.

Pantilimon started in place of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was dropped following a string of high-profile mistakes for club and country.

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