Manchester City rebound to beat Tottenham at Wembley

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Manchester City now is one win away from the Premier League title and Saturday's match was a crucial step towards that goal in addition to re-instituting the good vibes that have surrounded this team for the whole season last week aside.

Mauricio Pochettino held his hands up after Tottenham failed to land a glove on champions-elect Manchester City in their 3-1 defeat at Wembley.

Despite those defeats, Pep Guardiola's men have lost only twice in the league this season, and they boast an impressive record against Spurs when they thumped the North London side 4-1 at the Etihad back in December.

Kevin De Bruyne has started to look a bit exhausted from playing in 48 of Man City's 53 games so far. These guys are fantastic, awesome - they are incredible.

As usual, City controlled the possession of the game as they claim 71% of the possession as early as the sixth minute - just like they had done in their defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool barely a week ago.

Gabriel Jesus's 10th Premier League goal of the season and an Ilkay Gundogan penalty - replays showed the contact from Hugo Lloris's lunge on Raheem Sterling occurred fractionally outside the box - put City in the driving seat but Christian Eriksen reducing the arrears in the 42nd minute left the runaway league leader again looking vulnerable.

Tottenham pulled one back, however, three minutes before halftime with a little bit of luck.

Though there were half chances at either end in the time that remained, that was just about that, with the three points thoroughly deserved from a group of players who play attractive football no matter what. With Sterling playing in behind Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City had multiple attacking options down the spine of the pitch and were able to take advantage of the spacing between Tottenham defenders. We are in the top four, we need to move on after this game.

Against City, poor judgement by Lloris saw him concede a penalty in the 24th minute when he raced out of the penalty area before fouling Raheem Sterling. The former is four goal behind the latter and Kane himself has four to go to catch up with Liverpool's Salah.

All of Liverpool's prolific front three were on target as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck either side of Salah's deft header to take their combined tally for the season to 82.

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 unsafe teams in the league. The network's coverage will start at 2:30pm ET (or 1:30pm CDT and 11:30am PT).

AFC Bournemouth has an unenviable week of action coming up in the Premier League.

"We are in the top four and doing so well and have a chance to finish in the top four and then we have the [FA Cup] semi-final". "We have got five finals to play, after that we will see". "It's just the competition and trying to win, that's what I enjoy".



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