Download Video: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Manchester City (April-14-2018) English Premier League Highlights
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Manchester City – Manchester City go one step closer to winning the title while Tottenham’s 14-game unbeaten streak comes to an end. Manchester City need just three points to secure the title.
Manchester City are on the brink of winning the Premier League as they bounced back from their Champions League exit with victory against Tottenham at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola’s side need just three points to be crowned champions, but they could win the title if second-placed Manchester United lose to West Brom on Sunday or to Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Otherwise a City victory in their next game against Swansea on 22 April will be enough. It was a morale-boosting win for City after the disappointment of Tuesday’s defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Despite completely dominating the first-half, there were some nervy moments as Tottenham got back into the match, until Raheem Sterling scored City’s decisive third.
Gabriel Jesus had put City ahead in the 22nd minute, racing onto Vincent Kompany’s long ball and sliding a low shot past Hugo Lloris.
Just three minutes later, the France goalkeeper conceded a penalty, with a studs up sliding challenge on Sterling, although replays suggested it occurred outside of the box. Ilkay Gundogan converted from the spot to double City’s lead.
Against the run of play Christian Eriksen halved the deficit. Latching onto Harry Kane’s through ball, his shot ricochet off Aymeric Laporte and then back off the Dane and in past Ederson.
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.
It inflicted Spurs’ first league defeat since losing 4-1 at City on 16 December, ending an unbeaten run of 14 matches. Mauricio Pochettino’s side stay fourth, six points clear of Chelsea in fifth.
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Manchester City | English Premier League – Match Highlights
- 22′ 0 – 1 Gabriel Jesus slots home after long ball from Kompany. Vincent Kompany plays a lovely ball over the top to pick out Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian had made a lovely run through the middle to beat Davinson Sanchez and once he brings it down, there was only ever going to be one outcome…
- 25′ 0 – 2 [Penalty Goal] Ilkay Gündogan scores a penalty goal after Lloris fouls Sterling for City penalty. Ilkay Gundogan takes the spot kick so quickly that Fabian Delph isn’t even watching. He smashes it into the top right corner. Lovely penalty.
- 42′ 1 – 2 Christian Eriksen scores after block hits him and goes in. Harry Kane slips it into Christian Eriksen in the box and the Spurs man gets very fortunate as his initial shot bounces off the sliding frame of Aymeric Laporte, hits him at some speed and then flies beyond Ederson.
- 72′ 1 – 3 Raheem Sterling makes it 3-1 with rebound after Lloris save. There’s no hesitation this time. Gabriel Jesus’ strike takes a deflection which makes it difficult for Hugo Lloris and the keeper ends up palming it straight towards Raheem Sterling. The City winger latches onto it quickly and strikes it first time, high into the net.
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