Man City turn up the heat on Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat with Capital One Cup win
Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat's Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at the Stadium of Light.
Manuel Pellegrini's men responded superbly to their shock Premier League loss to West Ham by scoring four goals in the opening 36 minutes.
Sergio Aguero fired home a ninth-minute penalty and Kevin De Bruyne made it two on 25 by finishing off a counter-attack.
Vito Mannone conceded an unfortunate own goal eight minutes later after Raheem Sterling's effort struck the woodwork and rebounded into the net off the keeper's back.
Sterling got on the scoresheet three minutes later and while Advocaat's men grabbed a second-half consolation through Ola Toivonen it did little to ease the gloom on Wearside.
Steve Bruce's Hull claimed a Premier League scalp as David Meyler's first-half effort sunk 2013 winners Swansea 1-0 at the KC Stadium.
Rudy Gestede headed a 62nd minute winner as Aston Villa edged it 1-0 in a tight derby clash with Birmingham at Villa Park.
Gestede powered home the winner just past the hour mark.
Everton survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Reading 2-1 at the Madejski.
Nick Blackman gave Reading the half-time advantage but Ross Barkley equalised just past the hour and the visitors won it 11 minutes later when Gerard Deulofeu crashed home a free-kick.
A 33rd minute effort from Peter Crouch proved enough for Stoke to beat Fulham 1-0.
Middlesbrough cruised to a 3-0 win over Wolves.
Andy King headed the winner four minutes from the end of extra time as Leicester beat West Ham 2-1 at the King Power.
Bournemouth edged past Championship Preston on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Deepdale.