- Manchester City vs Tottenham saw the Citizens return to winning ways as they near defence of their Premier League title
- Phil Foden nodded home his first Premier League goal early in the contest
- Kevin De Bruyne suffered another injury in the first half as City held on to return to the top of the log with title rivals Liverpool not in action
Manchester City returned the winning way after their UEFA Champions League heartbreak on Saturday, April 20, to reclaim top spot in the Premier League after a hard-fought win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The encounter at Etihad saw the two side make changes to their starting XI after Wednesday's Champions League showdown with Pep Guardiola refusing to start Leroy Sane from the commencement of hostilities again.
The home-side got off to a brilliant start after Phil Foden nodded home a knockdown from Sergio Aguero in the fifth minute of the match.
In the 14th minute, Son Heung-min, who was the main man for Spurs on Wednesday night, came close to netting the equalizer, but his effort was pushed away by City’s shot-stopper Ederson at the near post.
The Citizens dominated possession for most of the first half, but in the 26th minutes they suffered a huge setback when Kevin de Bruyne cropped another injury, with Fernandinho taking his place.
At the end of the first half, Foden’s goal handed City the advantage, with the scoreboard reading Man City 1-0 Tottenham.
In the second half, Spurs continued asking the question as the pushed forward for the needed equaliser, but City were also struggling to create chances of their own.
City boss Pep Guardiola replaced Sergio Aguero with Sane in the 65th minute, and few moments later the Germany international created a glorious opportunity for Raheem Sterling to score, but the England forward missed target with his effort from six-yards.
Fernando Llorente was introduced in the closing moments of the contest, but City held on to claim a vital win, to move one point ahead of second-placed Liverpool.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Pep Guardiola insists he dislikes talking about VAR after watching his side bundled out of Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, April 17 stressing in his view, it is 'f***** boring' to mention.
Man City’s hope of a quadruple was dashed in dramatic circumstance at the Etihad Stadium despite claiming a 4-3 win against Tottenham failed to see them progress to the semis, losing out on away goals after Spurs’ 1-0 first leg at home.
The Citizens were in joyful mood after Raheem Sterling netted in the dying moment of the game.
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