Manchester City rebound to beat Tottenham at Wembley


One week ago, Manchester City looked destined to lock up the 2017-18 Premier League title in emphatic fashion, holding a 2-0 first half lead over rival United.

After being beaten by archrival Manchester United a week earlier from two goals up when victory would have clinched the championship, then being knocked out of Europe by Liverpool, some suggested that City were beginning to flag. Failing that, Mourinho's side would have to avoid defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday to make City need to win at home to Swansea next Sunday to confirm the title. I will be happy but I think United will win.

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

"At this level, when you play a team like Manchester City, from the beginning to the end you need to compete at your best level". The Sky Blues didn't let any self doubt hinder them at Wembley Stadium and showed the quality that has propelled them to the top of the Premier League. The important thing is that we know we depend on ourselves.

Raheem Sterling, who, not for the first time, has come under scrutiny, got City's third in the 72nd minute.

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The total will improve from Game 1 but it still falls a little short of the number as there's a big jump to be made here. Smith notching 15 and Larry Nance Jr . delivering 10 on the afternoon. "We couldn't score and obviously you need to".

Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Gundogan all had shots on goal before Vincent Kompany's simple pass exploited Spurs' high backline, releasing Jesus who clinically finished past the on-rushing Hugo Lloris on 22 minutes.

It would take an almighty collapse for Spurs to finish outside the top-four at this stage, but Chelsea will be hoping that their opponents tomorrow, namely Manchester City, will be do them a huge favour by taking all three-points away from Wembley.

All of their prolific front three were on target as Mohamed Salah took his tally for the season to 40 - becoming only the third Liverpool player ever to reach that mark.

But, they couldn't keep the clean sheet for long as Christian Eriksen finds the back of the net in the 42ndd minute after benefiting from a poor defensive play by Aymeric Laporte as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino blamed a lacklustre opening for their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

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Tottenham, which had gone 14 matches unbeaten in the league since losing 4-1 at City in December, is seven points above fifth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

Mauricio Pochettino's side, on the other hand, was disappointing in what was a great chance for them to cement their credentials as one of the most risky teams in the league.

Bad decision-making plagued Spurs throughout the night, especially in the final third as they failed to carve out many clearcut chances, let alone test Ederson in the City goal.

"It's more hard (to win in England)".

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But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season. We were a complicated team and let them feel comfortable, ' he said.