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City forget Tevez saga to smash Blackburn
Manchester City prove there is life after Tevez with resounding victory at Blackburn as United and Liverpool also win.
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2011 17:34
Not a fan favourite any more: City fans make their feelings clear about Tevez [GALLO/GETTY]

Manchester City's tough week ended on a high note on Saturday when they won 4-0 at Blackburn Rovers to maintain their unbeaten start in the English Premier League and stay level on points with Manchester United at the top of the table.

Champions United also maintained their unbeaten start with a 2-0 home win over Norwich City thanks to a second half goals from Anderson and Danny Welbeck.

They stay top on goal difference from City with both teams taking 19 points from their opening seven games.

Derby day

Results & fixtures

Saturday October 1

 Everton 0-2 Liverpool
 Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan
 Blackburn 0-4 Man City
 Man Utd 2-0 Norwich
 Sunderland 2-2 West Brom
 Wolves 1-2 Newcastle

Sunday October 2

 Bolton v Chelsea
 Fulham v QPR
 Swansea v Stoke
 Tottenham v Arsenal

In the day's lunchtime kickoff, Liverpool won 2-0 at Everton in the 185th Merseyside league derby with late goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

Everton played for more than an hour with 10 men after Jack Rodwell was sent off in the 23rd minute.

Newcastle United won 2-1 at Molineux to inflict a fourth consecutive league defeat on Wolverhampton Wanderers and climb to third, at least until Chelsea play at bottom-placed Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.

Aston Villa sent Wigan Athletic to a fourth successive league defeat with a 2-0 win at Villa Park while Sunderland drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion after trailing 2-0 inside the opening five minutes at the Stadium of Light.

City won at Blackburn with second half goals from Adam Johnson, Mario Balotelli and substitutes Samir Nasri and Stefan  Savic but Argentine striker Sergio Aguero limped off in the first half with a groin injury.

He will now join his compatriot Carlos Tevez on the sidelines, but for totally different reasons following Tevez's suspension from the club for allegedly ignoring manager Roberto Mancini's instructions to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. 

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