Spurs 1-3 Man City: Guardiola’s side on brink of title

Manchester City bounced back from three consecutive defeats to put themselves on the verge of winning the 2017-18 Premier League title with a 3-1 win at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

In a rare 19:45 Saturday Premier League kickoff, Pep Guardiola’s side were on top from the stat before Vincent Kompany’s long ball caught Davinson Sanchez off guard and sent Gabriel Jesus one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, from which the Brazilian gave City a 22nd minute lead.

Only three minutes later Raheem Sterling was tripped by the Tottenham goalkeeper to hand Manchester City a penalty from which Ilkay Gundogan duly converted.  The German international had given his side a 2-0 lead around the same time in the Manchester derby the previous weekend only to lose 2-3.

Some City fans could have been fearing the same on 41 minutes when a lucky ricochet broke the way of Christian Eriksen who reduced the scoreline to 1-2 at half-time.

The second half was end-to-end before Raheem Sterling rebounded home from close range in the final 20 minutes to give Manchester City a 3-1 lead that they never looked back on.

Manchester United can delay Manchester City’s title celebrations by a further week by avoiding defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.  City would then be able to wrap up the title at home to Swansea City next weekend.

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