Manchester City blitz past Tottenham Hotspur

Man City
Written by Stephen Wennberg

Having dispatched all their title rivals in style so far this season, many were expecting a miracle from Spurs at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, but the Citizens showed why they are coasting to the title in style by producing a masterclass performance against Tottenham.

A brace from the rejuvenated Raheem Sterling and goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne gave Manchester City a 4-1 win over Tottenham as the Premier League leaders extended their winning run to 16 matches.

Manchester City’s dominance in the first half paid off as early as the 14th minute, as the Citizens took the lead with their second chance of the game via Ilkay Gundogan, who capitalized on a sloppy defending from Spurs defenders.

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could have scored a brace before the end of half-time but a double save from Hugo Lloris kept the scoreline intact.

Harry Kane came closest to restoring parity for the visitors with a curling effort after the break, but a brilliant save from Ederson maintained the Citizens lead.

Meanwhile, a swift counter-attack from the hosts enabled Kevin De Bruyne double their lead having fired a wicked shot past Hugo Lloris in the 70th minute.

Few minutes later, City were awarded a penalty after Jan Vertoghen brought down Kevin De Bruyne in the box, but substitute Gabriel Jesus failed to convert from the spot, only for Raheem Sterling to send the rebound off the bar.

However, in the 80th minute, Raheem Sterling made up for his earlier miss with an easy tap-in having finished off a superb passing move to score the Citizens third.

Ten minutes later, Sterling capitalized on a huge blunder from Eric Dier to slot the ball pass Lloris’ legs to score City’s fourth goal.

A consolation goal from Eriksen in stoppage time made no difference as the Citizens ran out 4-1 winners over the Mauricio Pochettino led side.


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