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Tevez stars in Manchester City’s victory against Blackburn

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 9:21 AM

Carlos Tevez scored a hat trick as Manchester City outplayed Blackburn 4-1 yesterday, to rise to fourth in the English Premier League and extend new manager, Roberto Mancini\'s record to four wins in a row.

Tevez has now scored 10 goals in his last seven games.

City defender, Micah Richards also scored after an 80 metres run, while Benjani Mwaruwari played a part in the first three goals.

Manchester City\'s 10th league victory of the season means Mancini\'s team has 38 points from 20 games to move above Tottenham into fourth, 7 points behind leader Chelsea.

The players and fans held a minute\'s silence as a mark of respect to the three people who died when gunmen opened fire on the Togo team bus in Angola on Friday before the start of the African Cup of Nations.

Togo, which is captained by Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, pulled out of the competition.