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Tottenham v Manchester City – Story of the match

City edged closer to title with a 3-1 win.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Manchester City responded from a nightmare 10 days in style to put one hand on the Premier League title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham.

City were dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool and missed the chance to seal top spot against rivals Manchester United over the last week but Pep Guardiola’s men put in a sizzling display at Wembley to get back to winning ways.

First-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan and a Raheem Sterling effort after the break did the damage, meaning City will clinch a third Premier League crown if Manchester United fail to beat West Brom on Sunday. If Jose Mourinho’s men win, City can do the business next week against Swansea regardless of any other results.

Tottenham were in the game when Christian Eriksen scored a goal no one could take off him just before half-time but their impressive 14-game unbeaten run – going back to the reverse fixture in December – is over.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Raheem Sterling

The England winger almost set up a goal-of-the-season contender for  Leroy Sane, won his side a penalty and got himself on the scoresheet with the vital third goal to wrap up the points and edge City closer to the title.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Premier League – Wembley Stadium

Moment of the match

Vincent Kompany launched a 60-yard ball which sent Gabriel Jesus racing through to beat Hugo Lloris with his fourth goal in his last seven matches.

Data point

Tottenham conceded a goal from a penalty in the Premier League for the first time in 59 games. West Ham were the last team to score from the spot against them in November 2016.n

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Premier League – Wembley Stadium

Player ratings

Tottenham: Lloris 5 (out of 10), Trippier 6, Sanchez 6, Vertonghen 7, Davies 6, Dier 6, Dembele 6, Lamela 5, Eriksen 6, Alli 5, Kane 6. Subs: Son (for Lamela, 64) 6, Moura (for Dembele, 72) 5, Sissoko (for Alli, 84) 5.

Manchester City: Ederson 6, Walker 7, Kompany 6, Laporte 6, Delph 6, Gundogan 7, D Silva 7, De Bruyne 6, Sane 7, Sterling 8, Jesus 7. Subs: Otamendi (for Sane, 64) 6, B Silva (for Jesus, 75) 6, Toure (for De Bruyne, 89) 5.

Who’s up next?

Brighton v Tottenham (Premier League, Apr 17)

Manchester City v Swansea (Premier League, Apr 22)

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