Riyad Mahrez hit a hat trick and Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres also scored as Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at the Etihad again.
Battling Burnley blunted Tottenham’s cutting edge, but it was still not enough to pick up points in their battle to climb out of the Premier League’s relegation places.
It was events in the sky which overshadowed Manchester City’s thumping home win against Burnley.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not born and assistant manager Mike Phelan only two days old when Burnley last won at Manchester United.
Manchester United were stung by two Burnley goals as they finally recorded a win over the Reds at the 10th attempt under Sean Dyche.