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Man City beats rival Man U 6-1

Updated: October 24, 2011, 1:57 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Manchester City routed crosstown rival Manchester United 6-1 Sunday, opening a five-point lead in the Premier League with its highest-scoring win at Old Trafford since 1926.

Mario Balotelli starred a day after escaping a fire at his home in suburban Manchester, putting City ahead in the 22nd minute, then doubling the lead in the 60th, 13 minutes after Jonny Evans was ejected for bringing down the Italian forward.

Sergio Aguero -- Diego Maradona's son-in-law -- made ...

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