Man. City punish Blackburn 4-0 on Saturday as English Premier League leaders Man. United rode their fortune in a 2-0 win over Norwich City.
Man. City, who froze Carlos Tevez following his refusal to come off the bench in the UEFA Champions League defeat at FC Bayern, bounced back in style with goals from Adam Johnson, Mario Balotelli, Samir Nasri and Stefan Savic.
The succeed left Man. City level with Man. United on 19 points after 7 games, with the two Manchester rivals 4 points clear of Newcastle United in 3rd place.
However, the defeat piled the pressure on Blackburn manager Steve Kean as the club crashed to their 5th defeat of the season.