Giants' Manning throws for four touchdowns

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:27 AM

(Reuters) - Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes and enjoyed his best performance in more than a year as the New York Giants thrashed the Washington Redskins 45-14 on Thursday.

Manning had not produced a four-touchdown effort since the first game of last season. He finished with 300 passing yards and also scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Giants' tight end Larry Donnell caught three touchdown passes in the first half where New York grabbed a 24-7 lead.

Washington opened the second half with a 20-yard rushing score by Alfred Morris, but New York then capitalised on turnovers to close the game with 21 unanswered points.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who thrilled fans last week against Philadelphia, gave away four interceptions and also had a fumble.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)