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

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

Manchester City got back to winning ways in style at Tottenham and Manchester United's shock 1-0 loss to rock-bottom West Brom at Old Trafford handed their bitter rivals Premier League glory with five matches to spare. As Pep Guardiola's side are 13 points clear it does look likely that the visitors will still win the league.

But having withstood Spurs' second-half rally, Raheem Sterling's 22nd goal of the season secured the victory which means City can clinch the title at home to Swansea next Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

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

Against City, poor judgement by Lloris saw him concede a penalty in the 24th minute when he raced out of the penalty area before fouling Raheem Sterling.

"There are plenty of things to think about after this game".

"We must move on after this game but, of course, when you play against City, who are at a very good level, they have unbelievable players". We have to win it at home. Guardiola's side has also recorded three consecutive wins on their travels in the Premier League, scoring at least two goals in all three victories.

West Ham United (+180) finds itself a slight underdog for its first home game since a pitch invasion by frustrated fans three weeks ago, taking on Southampton (+160, draw +215), who is one place below it in the relegation zone. Sterling did well to get into great goalscoring positions, stretching the Tottenham defence, and though he did miss a couple of easy chances, he scored the third and exorcised some of his demons from the previous weekend, when his profligacy in front of goal was one of the reasons his side lost to United.


Spurs failed to respond to that mistake by showing more defensive frailty moments later as Sterling was left to break beyond the defence, where he was then brought down under a sliding challenge from onrushing keeper Lloris. The referee pointed to the spot, however, and Gundogan rolled home the kick.

The London club trail United by four points after picking up six straight wins in an unbeaten run of 14 games.

"I said after 10-15 minutes we will be champions", said Guardiola of his side's fast start.

Chelsea trailed to goals by Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek at St Mary's but Olivier Giroud came on as a 61st-minute substitute for the visitors to spark a stunning turnaround.

Sterling converts the loose ball from Jesus' powerful strike which Lloris earlier parried to ensure the Etihad Stadium outfit increase the scoreline to 3-1 after 72 minutes.

Huddersfield was a point above Palace after Tom Ince's stoppage-time goal beat Watford 1-0.

Man City came into the tie a wounded team, after suffering a derby heartache against Manchester United last weekend and mid-week's frustrating Champions League exit in the quarter finals.

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