Citizens turn on the style to maintain 100% home record
Manchester City remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after thrashing Norwich 5-1 at Eastlands.
The win helped them strengthen their goal difference over Manchester United, who beat Aston Villa 1-0.
Sergio Aguero brilliantly opened the scoring for City, receiving the ball from Micah Richards before swivelling and prodding it into the bottom corner of the net.
Samir Nasri doubled the lead just after the break with a free-kick that evaded everyone, bounced once and beat John Ruddy, before Yaya Toure curled in a third, from a David Silva lay-off.
Steve Morison pulled a goal back for the visitors, heading in David Fox's cross.
Mario Balotelli nonchalantly restored City's cushion with his shoulder, after receiving the ball from Adam Johnson, he saw his initial effort saved, but was in the right place to turn in the rebound.
Johnson made it 5-0 seconds later, skilfully finding the bottom corner of the net after being picked out by Vincent Kompany.
United continued to cling onto their neighbour's coat-tails with a 1-0 win at Aston Villa.
Phil Jones scored the only goal, his first in professional football, with a side-foot volley from Nani's cross.
Tottenham are now the closest challengers to the top two, as their remarkable run continued with a 3-0 win against Bolton.
Gareth Bale opened the scoring, nodding in Luka Modric's corner after just seven minutes.
Aaron Lennon doubled the lead five minutes into the second half, receiving the ball from Jermain Defoe, he cut inside and drove the ball home.
Defoe scored the third himself, converting from close range after Bale had headed a corner towards goal.
Newcastle were the side that Spurs overtook in the standings, as the Magpies' tricky run continued with a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Didier Drogba brilliantly headed in the opener just before half time, from Juan Mata's cross.
The visitors left it until stoppage time to seal the points, firstly when Salomon Kalou slotted home after a lay-off from Fernando Torres.
Then Daniel Sturridge got a well deserved goal, firing home after being found by Ramires following a rampaging run.
Arsenal's resurgence continued as they dominated Wigan with a 4-0 victory at the DW Stadium.
Mikel Arteta opened the scoring, picking up the ball from Thomas Vermaelen he advanced, unchallenged, and unleashed a shot, from the edge of the box, which beat Ali Al Habsi.
Vermaelen got the second himself a minute later, powerfully heading in Robin van Persie's cross.
Gervinho put the result beyond doubt, prodding home after van Persie's shot had been parried, before the Dutchman got his customary goal when he swept home Theo Walcott's cross.
At the bottom, Yakubu put in a sublime performance, scoring all four goals at Blackburn moved off the foot of the table with a 4-2 win over Swansea.
The powerful striker drove home the opening goal after a neat run and cut-back from Gael Givet.
Leroy Lita levelled for the visitors, heading in Mark Gower's cross, but Yakubu restored Blackburn's lead right on half time when he nodded in Simon Vukcevic's powerful drive.
The former Everton and Portsmouth man completed his hat-trick on the hour mark; turning the ball in from close range after Christopher Samba had headed it back into the danger area.
Luke Moore pulled another goal back for Swansea, smashing home the rebound after Wayne Routledge had seen his shot saved.
Yakubu completed the scoring from the penalty spot eight minutes from time, calmly sliding the ball low into the net after Vukcevic had been fouled.
Wolves picked up a vital win over fellow strugglers Sunderland, as new boss Martin O'Neill watched from the stand.
Kieran Richardson powerfully fired Sunderland in front, latching onto a pass from Stephane Sessegnon to end a swift counter-attack.
Sunderland were then controversially awarded a penalty, which Wayne Hennessey saved, and 29 seconds later Wolves were level when Steven Fletcher headed in Matthew Jarvis' cross.
Eight minutes later Fletcher completed the turn-around, spinning and firing in a left-foot shot after the ball had hit Jamie O'Hara and fallen kindly for him.
In the other Sunday game, Robert Huth scored the only goal of the match, turning in Dean Whitehead's effort as Stoke won 1-0 at Everton.
Finally, Queens Park Rangers were pegged back late on and drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion.
Heidar Helguson continued his goal-scoring run when he headed in Joey Barton's cross with 20 minutes on the clock.
Rangers could not add to their league though and were punished when Shane Long turned in Peter Odemwingie's cross nine minutes from time.