- Gundogan scored a brace as Manchester City saw off Spurs 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium
- City took the lead in the first half courtesy of Rodri’s penalty
- From then, the home side controlled the game and hit two more after the break
- City are now seven points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand
Manchester City made it 15 wins in a row in all competitions with a comfortable 3-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Totenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens once again Ilkay Gundogan to thank as the German was instrumental in all three of his team’s goals.
Prior to the game, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said his side “needed to be perfect” to get any sort of result against a frightening Manchester City side.
The visitors’ defence was anything but perfect on the day, however, as the unrelenting City attacks forced an error from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who tripped Gundogan in the penalty area after 22 minutes.
Up stepped Rodri who fired a low shot which squeezed past Hugo Lloris who went the right way but couldn’t keep it out.
Spurs best chance of the half fell the way of Harry Kane, who was unlucky to see his free kick cannon off the post.
City were utterly dominant and they made their superiority count five minutes after the restart and it was that man Gundogan again who got his 10th goal of the campaign.
Some nice interplay saw Phil Foden trade passes with Raheem Sterling who fed the ball to Gundogan who poked the ball home from a couple of yards out, with mild questions once again on whether Lloris could have done better.
The third goal was an error on Spurs side as a ball over the top from Ederson saw Gundogan wrestle and over power a much larger Davinson Sanchez to get on goal and finish with his left foot.
Three goals were all City needed to see off Spurs as Guardiola exerted the perfect revenge on Mourinho, who won the reverse fixture 2-0 a couple of months ago.
The main concern for Guardiola currently will be the fitness of Gundogan, who has turned out to be his main man in recent months.
The German had to be replaced by Ferran Torres late in the second half after sustaining what looked like a groin injury.
The win takes City to 53 points, seven clear off Leicester City who saw off Liverpool 3-1 in the earlier kick off.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Spanish professional footballer Angelino finally completed his permanent move to German side Leipzig on a permanent basis from Premier League giants Manchester City.
The 24-year-old has for the past two seasons been playing on loan for Leipzig due to lack of active playing time he was unable to get under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad stadium.
According to the report, Angelino cost RB Leipzig a bargain £15.8million fee and his contract at the club will last until 2025.