Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
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Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs

Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs

If Jose Mourinho's men win, City can do the business next week against Swansea regardless of any other results.

Guardiola's men had done enough to be out of sight but Spurs got a lifeline just before half-time when Eriksen netted for a third game in a row.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ikey Gundogan and Raheem Sterling put Pep Guardiola's team on the brink of clinching the Premier League title, and City's return to form after three straight defeats made it a frustrating night for the home side.

Captain Dani Parejo pulled a goal back for third-placed Valencia by squeezing an 87th-minute penalty under Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but the Catalans withstood an exciting final spell to move to within seven points of their 25th league title.

Quoted on the club's website, he said: "When you play against these type of teams - and for me, Manchester City is the best in the Premier League - you can not concede and provide the opportunity for them to play like they played in the first 25 minutes".

Victory, sealed with goals by Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling, lifted them to 87 points from 33 games.

"In the end, if we analyse the game, they fully deserve the victory".

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 is clear is City has its swagger back after a demoralizing week that saw the leaders fail to seal top spot by losing the Manchester derby and exiting the Champions League.

City can now win the league if Manchester United lose tomorrow (Sunday) against bottom of the table West Brom.

Just before the goal came up, the visitors had tried Spurs keeper a couple of times but Lloris had no problem dusting Kevin De Bruyne's effort just four minutes into the game.


Mauricio Pochettino's side stays fourth, six points clear of Chelsea in fifth.

There was better news for Ryan's national teammate Aaron Mooy as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 1-0.

Swansea City are directly above Southampton after drawing 1-1 at home to Everton.

Jesus was shown a yellow card just in the stoppage time of the first half, the first 45 minute ended 2-1 in favour of Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium.

- Manchester City have won 14 away games in the Premier League this season - the only side to have won more in a single campaign is Chelsea in 2004-05 (15).

The Egypt forward headed in the landmark goal either of strikes from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on a day when the attacking might of Liverpool's front three was felt by Bournemouth.

Tottenham, whose 14-match unbeaten league run was their best spell since 1967, responded through Christian Eriksen before halftime but Sterling wrapped up the points in the 77th minute.

"What a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane", Klopp said.

Saints led 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining through Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek.

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

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