Spurs, City win to stay in Premier League chasing pack

  • Spurs, City win to stay in Premier League chasing pack

Spurs, City win to stay in Premier League chasing pack

Ronald Koeman appeared to be in realistic mood following today's defeat at Tottenham, acknowledging the strength of Everton's opponents and his players' late rally that kept the scoreline close.

David Silva set up both goals as City won a fourth successive league match since being held by Tottenham.

The striker nearly got a second a few moments later, only to be denied by Joel from close range following some neat footwork and a clever exchange with Christian Eriksen, who lashed over from the rebound. "I think also Tottenham is stronger". "Of course that injury I had earlier in the season might have done me a bit of good, getting a bit more rest", Kane said.

The Spurs have five points more than sixth-placed Manchester United and have played one game more than Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal so they could easily slip on fifth or sixth place in case of a bad result against Everton. They try to do high pressing, we like to do high pressing, they have individually very good players between the lines and offensive full-backs, and trying to bring young players into the team.

"At least we showed great character until the end of the game, and tried to get it back at 2-1", the Dutchman said". They have offensive full-backs, like we do.

"Everton are doing well, they have very good players and it's a tough game for us".

Lukaku, by contrast, was forced to drop deep in order to get the ball, giving him few chances to stretch Tottenham's backline until the closing stages.

He was delighted with his team's performance though and believes the squad he has assembled can give the club some long-awaited silverware - they have only the 2008 League Cup title to show for the last decade.

After halving the deficit, Lukaku sparked a frantic final ten minutes, with each side going on to score once more in added time as Spurs ran out 3-2 winners.

"It is a fantastic achievement for the group".

Football fans certainly weren't impressed with the pair's handshake, so much so that they wanted the goal to be ruled out because of it.

Dele Alli's late third secured the points for Mauricio Pochettino's side, who cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points.

"Harry feels fresh because he does double training sessions a lot, he takes care of himself", Pochettino said.

The hat-trick was on.

Romelu Lukaku may be just 23 years old, but he's already one of the world's best goalscorers.