Tottenham 1 Manchester City 3: Leaders battle back to winning ways

City crowned champions after United defeat

Pep Guardiola says winning the Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a stylish 3-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

City, who lost both legs of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie to Liverpool and the league deeby to Manchester United in between, raced to a 2-0 lead on Saturday with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan from the penalty spot.

Harry Kane has proven himself as one of the world's most clinical strikers and should City's mistake ridden defenders offer the England worldwide a sniff at goal, the Blues could be blown away by the Spurs forward.

There was no sign of City's recent troubles as the visitors immediately found their groove and could have led with only three minutes on the clock.

The win means that the title could be sealed on Sunday if United lose at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Sterling teed up Gundogan for a shot that was deflected behind in the 19th minute and Spurs barely left their own half for an extended passage of play following the resulting corner.

Vincent Kompany's long pass caught Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez flat-footed and Jesus made him pay as he raced clear to fire past Lloris.

Lloris beat away a rasping David Silva drive in the 33rd minute but City's level dropped markedly before half-time to allow Spurs back into the contest.

After the break City withstood a period of sustained pressure from Spurs before Sterling hammered in the rebound from Jesus' shot to secure all three points in the 72nd minute.

Kevin De Bruyne's majestic volleyed pass gave Sterling the chance to add a second but he skewed wide with Sanchez in close attendance.

Spurs were unbeaten in the Premier League since going down 4-1 to the champions-elect at the Etihad Stadium in December, but the same opponents put a tough week behind them in style at Wembley. Wilfried Zaha scored two of them and Roy Hodgson's men are now six points clear of the Saints.

"I think against the games against United and Liverpool at home were good".

Southampton looked to be cruising towards a win that would have lifted them out of the relegation places, at least temporarily, after Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek put them two goals ahead.

Three minutes later Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris sent Raheem Sterling flying although replays suggested the contact was just outside the area.

Guardiola admitted he will not watch United's game on Sunday, though he does not expect them to slip up against the league's bottom-placed club.

"We started to play after we conceded the second goal".

Related:

  • Former NATO Commander Says We've Got The Regime's Attention

    Former NATO Commander Says We've Got The Regime's Attention

    They also made clear that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime's facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons.
    The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

    The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

    Kita Bryant, 36, a photographer from Atlanta who runs the website It's Really Kita, says she feels like she dodged a bullet. If any apps are found to be violating Facebook rules, Zuckerberg said Facebook would ban them from the social network.
    Kathua, Unnao rape cases: PM Modi says victims will get justice

    Kathua, Unnao rape cases: PM Modi says victims will get justice

    He said Modi's silence over the rising atrocities against women was "unacceptable" and that India was waiting for him to speak up. Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his home constituency here in Uttar Pradesh.
  • TPP members opposed to adjustments to include US

    TPP members opposed to adjustments to include US

    One of his first official moves in office was a formal withdrawal from the deal penned under Obama. It sounds like what you're saying is that is unlikely to happen, not without a lot of negotiation.
    Instagram rolls out new 'Focus' mode for incredible  pictures, videos

    Instagram rolls out new 'Focus' mode for incredible pictures, videos

    Instagram's Spokesperson has confirmed this to TechCrunch on Wednesday, "We are building a new data portability tool ". This has been done to make your Instagram data tool portable and to make it as your download information tool.
    Hamilton fastest in China GP practice but Ferrari close behind

    Hamilton fastest in China GP practice but Ferrari close behind

    Hamilton's Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas was third fastest ahead of Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen . Hamilton issued a warning to Mercedes as well. "That means every single individual in this team can't have an off-day".
  • Trump and Gardner strike deal to avoid crackdown on Colorado marijuana

    Trump and Gardner strike deal to avoid crackdown on Colorado marijuana

    Senator Gardner placed a hold on Department of Justice nominees until he confirmed that Colorado's rights would not be infringed. But Trump has also railed at the dangers of drug-related crime and suggested recreational marijuana should not be permitted.
    Stock Showing Surging Activity: Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

    Stock Showing Surging Activity: Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

    In other Facebook news, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold 290,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday , April 4th. Facebook, Inc . (NASDAQ: FB ) stock slipped -$2.14 lower during the regular trading session on Friday , hitting $157.20.
    PM Modi inaugurated the Defence Expo

    PM Modi inaugurated the Defence Expo

    He asserted that his government is ready to take all necessary measures to equip the armed forces to bolster their strength. After mammoth protests on Tuesday ahead of a game, all the home matches of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were shifted to Pune.
  • No threat to PDP-BJP alliance, says Ram Madhav

    No threat to PDP-BJP alliance, says Ram Madhav

    Police is not arresting people who chant anti-India slogans, who burn the tri-colour, but they have arrested people here. Also horrified by their use of our national flag in these demonstrations, this is nothing short of desecration.
    Taylor Swift releases two exclusive songs with Spotify Singles

    Taylor Swift releases two exclusive songs with Spotify Singles

    Others are covering their ears and refusing to hear Swift's tarnished version of " September ". Another person tweeted, " Taylor Swift sucked the life and soul out of that song".
    Motorola's Moto G6 Prematurely Listed On Amazon With Specs

    Motorola's Moto G6 Prematurely Listed On Amazon With Specs

    Connectivity-wise, you can expect dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a 3.5mm audio port. Though the pages have not put out image of the device, they reveal full specifications of the upcoming Moto G6 .

Comments

Other news