Spurs boss Pochettino: Man City showed us why they're the best

Mauricio Pochettino described Dele Alli as a'special talent ahead of Saturday night's game

Mauricio Pochettino described Dele Alli as a'special talent ahead of Saturday night's game

As usual, City controlled the possession of the game as they claim 71% of the possession as early as the sixth minute - just like they had done in their defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool barely a week ago. That would be achieved by United losing at Bournemouth on Wednesday or if Jose Mourinho's side draws with both West Brom and Bournemouth.

Crystal Palace look close to safety after they beat Brighton 3-2 while Huddersfield are two points better off than Palace with a 1-0 win over Watford.

If Jose Mourinho's men win, City can do the business next week against Swansea regardless of any other results.

Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within 7 points of Spurs with a stunning 8-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three.

That victor against Stoke City brought the Spurs striker's total to 25 goals this Premier League season, and he is dabblebet's 10/3 (4.33) favourite to increase that haul even further with the opener in this clash.

City are just one win away from being crowned Premier League champions. It's been a tough game for us.

"We started to play after we conceded the second goal".

Sterling was on the scoresheet as Pep Guardiola's charges moved to within three points of top-flight glory, courtesy of a commanding win that also featured goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan. That, and the fact that they overcame the setback of those losses, and put themselves in position to clinch the league easily, bodes well for their future as a team, and shows Pep Guardiola has them making great strides in the right direction and that they would be the team to beat in the Premier League and one of the best in Europe next season as well.

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After three minutes of added time, the referee sounded the whistle to end the first half of the game with City leading by 2-1.

Mohamed Salah is now only the third Liverpool player to have scored 40 times in a season, and there's still a month to go.

Christian Eriksen pulled a goal back for the London side but they failed to mount a comeback as the blue half of Manchester won for the first time in four games.

The Egypt forward headed in the landmark goal either of strikes from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on a day when the attacking might of Liverpool's front three was felt by Bournemouth.

"What a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane", Klopp said.

"We did start to recover and then of course scored, and started really well in the second half - but City were better over the 90".

Bad decision-making plagued Spurs throughout the night, especially in the final third as they failed to carve out many clearcut chances, let alone test Ederson in the City goal.

"The amount of goals, chances, points, to do that in the Premier League with the contenders that we have it is because the players are so, so good". Substitute Olivier Giroud began the fightback in the 70th by heading in Marcos Alonso's cross.

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