Villas-Boas struggles to explain heavy Tottenham defeat

The Spurs boss admits there is "not a lot" he can say after his side were beaten 6-0 by a rampant Manchester City side at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits there is "not a lot" he can say after his side's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

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Jesus Navas put City in front after just 14 seconds and things went from bad to worse for a lacklustre Tottenham side as the ruthless hosts ran riot at the Etihad Stadium.

Sandro scored an own goal before the prolific Sergio Aguero helped himself to a brace, with Alvaro Negredo then getting in on the act and Navas completing the rout with his second goal right at the death.

This was Spurs' fourth Premier League defeat this season and Villas-Boas was baffled by the loss.

"[It was a] difficult start. Conceding after 15 seconds puts your plans in doubt, it's difficult to take," he told reporters. "I think we had a very good reaction to the [opening] goal, that’s probably the only positive of the game we have.

"Everything went bad for us, from being one of the best defences in the country to suffering six goals, there's not a lot I can say.

"City were excellent, we were extremely poor today and we paid a big price. From the moment we suffered the fourth goal we mentally weren’t playing the game."

Tottenham now find themselves down in ninth place and face Manchester United in their next league fixture.