Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs
Apr 16 2018 by Marjorie Miles
Manchester City got back on track against Tottenham, winning 3-1 and preventing the depressive spiral we've all experienced recently from continuing any further.
Sergio Aguero was pushed through the pain barrier in midweek against Liverpool, but that was with a Champions League semi-final place on the line. ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 16 ― Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party.
"I am happy with the way we behaved".
A two-goal lead was in peril at Wembley against opponents starting to take advantage of the soft centre at the heart of City's defence.
"We only started to compete after 2-0 down, we scored, but of course over 90 minutes Manchester City were better". The Lilywhites victory over Chelsea a fortnight ago was followed up by a gutsy away performance at Stoke City and, the combination of results has enabled them to move 10-points clear of Chelsea with just 6 fixtures left to play.
"The important thing is to have the chance to win at home".
"No [I won't be watching United] I have golf game", he said.
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Jessica Schneck scored off an assist from Macey McCready and Isabella McMullen made 12 saves for North County (3-3). The Cards recorded two goals in two minutes from Blalock and senior Jillian Balog, bringing the score to 15-10.
The visitors notched a pair of goals in a span of three minutes of the first half, the first coming in the 22nd minute when Gabriel Jesus scored past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after receiving a pass from Kompany.
Having crashed out of the UEFA Champions League competition at the quarterfinal stage last Wednesday, the Citizens stepped up their game to claim maximum points against Spurs, who are in the race to finish among the top four teams ahead of the current EPL champions, Chelsea.
In the 52nd minute, Referee Jon Moss stopped the game for a moment after Dele Alli was knocked down and needed medical attention before the game resumed in the 54th minute.
Replays suggested the initial contact between Lloris and City's impressive attacker was just outside the penalty area, but the Tottenham manager refused to use it as an excuse after the 3-1 loss. "We had the first one against United, we could not do it and now we have another one against Swansea with our 60,000 people and we are going to try to be champion".
Ernesto Valverde's side leads nearest challenger Atletico Madrid by 14 points in the standings, with Atletico hosting Levante and fourth-placed Real visiting basement club Malaga on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino's side, on the other hand, was disappointing in what was a great chance for them to cement their credentials as one of the most risky teams in the league. Sterling effort went wide in the 7th minute of the game as Manchester City add more pressure to the home team. "It was more important that we picked ourselves up after a hard week", Valverde said.