Tottenham Hotspur fancy their chances

  • Tottenham Hotspur fancy their chances

Tottenham Hotspur fancy their chances

Manchester City moved to within touching distance of a fifth English league title after bouncing back from a bitterly disappointing week to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Manchester City drew an emphatic line under a hard week by moving to within one win of the Premier League title with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham. However, as the Harry Kane and Dele Alli led side head down the stretch, they are tied with Liverpool in points and are behind only on goal differential.

Leroy Sane nearly gave City the lead in stunning fashion after four minutes, crashing a back-post volley against the post following Sterling's delivery from the right.

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

A long ball from Kyle Walker saw Jesus outpace Davinson Sanchez to race in on goal and finish coolly.

"The Champions League is seven knockout games".

The result was also a timely reminder of just how dominant City have been, beating a talented Spurs side away from home after a week of disappointment.

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

Tottenham's pressure eased after the hour passed and Jesus should have restored the two-goal cushion, skewing wide on the end of Gundogan's excellent throughball.

Buoyant after being victorious against defending champions Chelsea, Tottenham will be looking to take advantage of a wounded Manchester City whose weaknesses have exposed by their counterparts in Manchester United and Liverpool.

It inflicted Spurs' first league defeat since losing 4-1 at City on 16 December, ending an unbeaten run of 14 matches.

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Despite completely dominating the first-half, there were some nervy moments as Tottenham got back into the match until Raheem Sterling scored City's decisive third.

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. However, by conceding eight times in three games, Guardiola's men unveiled a weakness that hadn't been exposed by their Premier League rivals for the vast majority of the season.

City had a big chance to restore their two-goal lead on 63 minutes after Gundogan found Jesus with a good pass but the Brazilian scuffed his shot from 12 yards.

"After 15 minutes I said we'd be champions, after what happened and we reacted", Guardiola, who will be on the golf course with his son when United play on Sunday, said.