City beats Spurs to edge closer to title

Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater has struggled to secure a first-team place

Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater has struggled to secure a first-team place

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to Wembley in the Premier League as Mauricio Pochettino's men aim to claim a third straight home win over the Sky Blues. Manchester City, meanwhile, can win the title with a home victory over Swansea on Nissan Super Sunday.

Spurs struggled to gain a foothold in the match, and it was no surprise when Gabriel Jesus put City in front in the 22nd minute.

But it quickly became clear that run of three successive defeats wasn't weighing on City.

Christian Eriksen has scored in three consecutive games in all competitions for Spurs for the first time, netting five goals in total.

Harry Kane fed him on the edge of the area and there was a large amount of fortune about the finish as his original effort rebounded off goalkeeper Ederson back onto the Dane and into the corner.

Manchester City had its eight-match undefeated streak of 7-0-1 snapped last week in a surprising 3-2 loss at home to Manchester United.

Yet if City were shaken by their uncharacteristically poor run of results, they didn't show it in the early exchanges at Wembley, dominating possession and hitting the post through a thunderous Leroy Sané volley, which left Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris rooted to the spot.

Spurs were unbeaten in 14 games in the Premier League before tonight's defeat (W11 D3); indeed, the last team to beat them were Pep Guardiola's side back in December (4-1 at the Etihad).

"We know this very well in football".

But Eriksen's goal sent shockwaves through the City team, with Guardiola throwing his water bottle down in frustration at his team's defensive misgivings.

Manchester City have been the best team in the Premier League this season, period.

After a quiet start to the second half, City could have extended their lead in the 64th minute when Jesus broke through on goal, but the forward fired well wide with only Lloris to beat.

Then Sterling, who was guilty of missing two golden chances against United, skipped past the Frenchman, but with the goal at his mercy, hesitated and Ben Davies managed to block his shot. Heading into the final six games of the campaign, the Italian's side lie in fifth place, 10 points adrift of the top four and with Arsenal hot on their heels.

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