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Man City Close In On EPL Title With Win Over Spurs

Man City Close In On EPL Title With Win Over Spurs

Alternatively, they only require one win from their remaining five games to guarantee glory.

Pep Guardiola's men come to Wembley for tonight evening kick-off on the back of three successive defeats, which saw them dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool and miss the chance to seal the Premier League title by beating rivals Manchester United.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 22nd minute before Ilkay Gundogan converted from the penalty spot three minutes later.

They will clinch the title if Manchester United lose to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon.

Going into the game off the back of a fourteen-match unbeaten league run and having won their previous two "home" fixture with City, there appeared to be very little ammunition for those dissenting towards the North Londoners.

Christian Eriksen pulled one back for the Lilywhites on the stroke of half time to make it 2-1, but Pochettino was left to reflect on a disastrous opening 25 minutes where Tottenham couldn't cope with the visitors and found themselves two behind. However, City still leads the Premier League with 84 points on the season, 13 points clear of United and will hoist the league trophy barring an unprecedented collapse.

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"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. For the capacity of the club, the club has spent a lot of money, like a lot of other club, but it looks just like us, but it is true that we spent a lot of money to have these fantastic players. Three points against City would be critical for that plight.

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.

Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within seven points of Spurs with a stunning eight-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three.

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 handsome football no matter what.

Again, a Tottenham player was fortunate not see red when Ben Davies' nasty challenge on Kompany went unpunished, much to the skipper's understandable chagrin. "It's just the competition and trying to win, that's what I enjoy".

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


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