VIDEO: Tevez hits trips as Manchester City batter Blackburn

Manchester City 4 – Blackburn 1 (Premier League, January 11, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Carlos Tevez continued his rich vein of goalscoring form with the opener on seven minutes after poor defending by Robinson and Andrews and a pull back by Benjani. Five minutes before the break Micah Richards took center stage with a brilliant individual goal. The Manchester City youth product stormed out of defence and carried the ball all the way to the Blackburn area where he played in Benjani, the Zimbabwe striker hit the post and Richards followed up to make it 2-0. Four minutes into the second half Carlos Tevez bagged his second, finishing well after good work from Benjani down the right. With twenty minutes to go Morten Gamst Pedersen pounced on a Kompany error to reduce the deficit. With the match ticking over into injury time, Carlos Tevez sealed Mancini’s fourth straight victory with a beautifully curled shot by Robinson for a glorious hat-trick.