Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez scored two goals each in the second half Saturday as Manchester City swept aside Aston Villa 5-0 to provisionally go top of the Premier League.

David Silva had put City ahead in the 43rd minute, and the defending champions then turned the game into a rout after the break. Aguero netted a penalty in the 54th and Tevez then converted his own spot kick in the 65th to put the game beyond doubt. But the Argentine duo continued to lead the attack, with Aguero making it 4-0 in the 67th and Tevez rounding off the win in the 74th.

The victory lifts City one point above Manchester United ahead of its crosstown rival's game at Norwich later Saturday.