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Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs

15 April, 2018, 06:42 | Author: Joan Malone
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City started the brightest and nearly took the lead on three minutes but Leroy Sane's shot crashed off the post.

Manchester City put in an impressive display to put behind their recent shortcomings as they bounced back to beat Tottenham 3-1 in the Premier League.

Prior to this evening, Spurs hadn't lost a Premier League home game by a margin of two or more goals since August 2014 (0-3 v Liverpool).

Guardiola's switch paid dividends, in that it secured victory and left his team within one win of the Premier League title.

With a Premier League/League Cup double, as well as several potential records, where does this City team sit in the list of great Premier League sides?

But after weathering a Spurs storm at the beginning of the second half, Guardiola went against the grain and made a defensive substitution by replacing winger Leroy Sane with centre-half Nicolas Otamendi.

"These guys are fantastic and awesome". They are awesome, they are incredible.

Regardless of United's results, City will be crowned champions by beating Swansea next Sunday.

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

Gabriel Jesus' opener and an Ilkay Gundogan penalty moved Pep Guardiola's men to the brink of the title in a majestic opening 25 minutes at Wembley.

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As the half wore down, Spurs slightly improved and pulled a fortuitous goal back three minutes before the break when Aymeric Laporte's attempted clearance cannoned off the shins of Christian Eriksen and into the corner of the net.

However, this time there was no second-half collapse as City should have ran out even more convincing winners.

Sergio Aguero was pushed through the pain barrier in midweek against Liverpool, but that was with a Champions League semi-final place on the line.

"What a number. Wow!" exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season.

"I think we are going to play the best team in England", he said. Three points against City would be critical for that plight.

French striker Giroud fired in a low shot on 78 minutes to give Chelsea the points.

Though there were half chances at either end in the time that remained, that was just about that, with the three points thoroughly deserved from a group of players who play attractive football no matter what.

The question in their remaining five games is whether they can break the 100-goal barrier - they now have 93 - and claim 13 points to become the first club in Premier League history to reach 100 in a season.

"We don't need to judge that".

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