Manchester City Still Best In England After 3-1 Win Over Tottenham

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

Ilkay Gundogan slotted home a penalty three minutes later after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris raced out of his goal and upended Raheem Sterling though television replays suggested his wild tackle was just outside the area.

"I think we missed the first 25 minutes and we never found a way to compete in the first half".

Otherwise a City victory in their next game against Swansea at home on 22 April will be enough.

Both sides continued to put up impressive play to ensure the game swing in their favour, but it was City who got lucky.

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Harry Kane was lampooned in some quarters for making what was perceived as a slightly greedy, if successful, appeal to have Tottenham's second goal at Stoke last weekend credited to him instead of Eriksen.

After three minutes of added time, the referee sounded the whistle to end the first half of the game with City leading by 2-1.

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I have been involved in nine of them and they are always complicated in their different ways so this will be no different.

Defeat for Spurs handed Chelsea a glimmer of hope in the fight for Champions League places after they came from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2, but Liverpool strengthened their position in the top four as Mohamed Salah scored his 40th goal of the season in a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth. The league said clubs decided during a meeting that they chose to continue testing in order to "make further improvements to the system, especially around communication inside the stadium and for those following at home and around the world".

On 71 minutes, Sterling had a chance to extend City's lead after collecting the ball inside the box and rounded Lloris but Kevin Trippier blocked his effort. "But we still need to improve to reach the last level which is the most hard thing".

Here's what you need to know ahead of this weekend. "It's fantastic because we're working with different tools".

Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side's response to a bad week with a 3-1 win at Tottenham - and the City boss says he won't be watching Manchester United play against West Brom.

In the 24th minute City went 2-0 up as Gundogan converted from the penalty spot after Lloris fouled Sterling. After what happened this week, to come here and play Tottenham in London, one of the best teams with one of the best managers and play the way we did...after 15 minutes, I said we will be champions.

"The most important thing is to accept that over the whole season it's sometimes for you and sometimes against you. We'll keep fighting, we'll keep planning and preparing as best as we possibly can and remain focused". The absence of Heung-Min Son definitely made it easier as he may be Tottenham's most risky wide attacker at the moment and this may have played a role in why Pep felt comfortable doing this.

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