Manchester City close in on Premier League title by beating Spurs

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

If Jose Mourinho-coached Man United can win all of their remaining matches, they can reach maximum 86 points in total.

However, Pep Guardiola's men showed why they have been compared with the all-time great teams of the Premier League era by inflicting Spurs' first league defeat since the sides last met at the Etihad in December.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted winning the Premier League will mean more to him than success in the Champions League following Saturday's victory at Tottenham.

A shocking Jay Rodriguez goal gave West Bromwich Albion a rain-soaked 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, meaning United can not catch crosstown rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premier League crown. "Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them because that doesn't make me feel super happy".

"I have a golf game with my son - bogey, double bogey, birdie".

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"I think Manchester City agreed with VAR but the other top teams, United, Chelsea, I think didn't want it". It will be more complicated but for the club, the players, all the departments in the club, the people can believe we are good: Manchester City is a good club. He missed two clear, clear chances against United. "I think winning in Stamford Bridge gave us the confidence that we can do that. When one group in December hears each day that 'we're already champions" it's so hard to give attention to what it's important to do and so they have completed.

In addition, based on three points for a win, City's now tally is the most by any side after 33 games of an English top-flight campaign. Of course it's not going to happen next season the same - it's impossible. Certain due to the quantities of objectives and possibilities, within the Premier League with the contenders we've got and the place the gamers are so good....

'We have to try, ' said Guardiola.

Guardiola cited two high-profile sporting collapses when examining his own team's prospects -- Real Madrid's miserable finish to the 2003-04 La Liga season, and Golden State Warriors' failure to win basketball's NBA finals in 2016.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 22nd minute after Vincent Kompany's long pass opened up Tottenham's defense. Only in the last 10 days, as they lost to United and were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Liverpool, had City's quality been called into question. If we are not able to in the end and United win the league then all we can says is "congratulations".

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