Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Man City moves to brink of clinching title

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Frederick Owens | 16 April, 2018, 06:55

City's problems were suddenly a thing of the past and they went further ahead three minutes later.

Man City came into the tie a wounded team, after suffering a derby heartache against Manchester United last weekend and mid-week's frustrating Champions League exit in the 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.

"This wasn't a week to think about records, we don't give it too much importance".

Manchester City will travel to Wembley to face Tottenham today in Matchweek 34 of the EPL hoping to end the trend of losing every game in the past 11 days.

Guardiola knows the Premier League is one hard slog but his time have oozed true class and will be worthy champions.

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.

Relegation-threatened Crystal Palace (+550) host Liverpool (-205, draw +340) in one of the Saturday betting matchups, with Liverpool no doubt preoccupied with a Champions League quarterfinal first-leg match against Manchester City on April 10.

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"It's been a tough two weeks for us with five games", De Bruyne said. City have been unable to hold onto a lead in two of their biggest games of the season, so changes had to be made to halt that run. "[Tottenham] didn't have a game for a week and that's the advantage they had, but the mental toughness of this team is unbelievable".

But a United defeat against Bournemouth in midweek or a City win over Swansea next Sunday would wrap up the silverware.

Man City: Ederson (8), Walker (7), Kompany (8), Laporte (6), Delph (6), Gundogan (8), D Silva (7), Sterling (8), De Bruyne (7), Sane (7), Jesus (8). It was in that timeframe that they scored their only goal of the night, a neatly taken goal from Christian Eriksen, after being put through by Harry Kane.

A week after spoiling City's title party, United duly handed the league to their local rivals.

"That's the way we wanted to play but the first 25 minutes is not the way we try to play or the way we prepared in the week". They took four points off of Guardiola's side and finished above them in the league. "It's incredible. They have been unbelievable".

"[Against Tottenham] we had to be a little bit stronger mentally especially because it was off the back of an amount of bad events so I'm really happy with the result and the response".

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

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