Tottenham fans fume at 21y/o for first-half display v Man City

Tottenham fans fume at 21y/o for first-half display v Man City

But with less than 20 minutes remaining in the game, Raheem Sterling grabbed the all-important third goal to return City to winning ways andon the edge of the title.

City need just one more win - or a defeat for second-placed Manchester United in their game with West Brom tomorrow - to be confirmed as champions after a fine display at Wembley that saw us complete the double over Mauricio Pochettino's side in style.

But the Catalan produced the flawless counter by introducing Nicolas Otamendi as a second half substitute to tighten up the City defence.

Having seen some of their rivals cut open by City in the early part of the season, teams began to adopt more defensive mindsets against the leaders. Guardiola's switch paid dividends, in that it secured victory and left his team within one win of the Premier League title.

Erik Lamela's advances at Manchester City's defence were not welcomed as the visitors defenders were on their toes to avoid surrendering their lead the same way they did in their last two games against United and Liverpool.

Beyond the inevitable title win though, it has been a season of records broken by the Shark Team, and more may still follow before the campaign ends.

But this time, they seemed more careful at the back, but that didn't stop the hosts too from making a statement in the game as Dele Alli tried a powerful shot from Erikson's corner, but the effort was deflected 8th minute.

But should they take points off the bottom-placed Baggies, it means City's next chance to seal the title is on Saturday at home to Swansea.

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Manchester United (-475) had some starters nicked-up during the recent global break, but it has won its last four home matchups, while Swansea City (+1300, draw +500) has generated little offense on the road all season.

Indeed, Pep Guardiola's "army" still have to be officially crowned as Premier League champions and need a total of six points from six games to capture the crown. They are awesome, they are incredible.

Whether Wenger's 22-year reign in charge continues beyond this season now seems to hang on if Arsenal can get past a side that have reached two Champions League finals in the past four seasons.

They are already all-but assured of Champions League qualification for 2018-19, but still have work to do in order to get over the line.

I will have to watch it again on TV, but the referee can make a mistake like the first half where we made a mistake, so I am not going to complain.

"[Against Tottenham] we had to be a little bit stronger mentally especially because it was off the back of an amount of bad events so I'm really happy with the result and the response".

"I am not concerned, we must now be ready for Tuesday".

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