Thanks in particular to a brace from Ilkay Gundogan, who was subsequently released by injury, Manchester City of Pep Guardiola largely won 3-0 against Tottenham of José Mourinho. A demonstration which reinforces the title chances of the Skyblues.
Guardiola with angels, Mourinho struck down. A few hours after the defeat of the defending champion Liverpool in Leicester on Saturday on the 24th day of the Premier League, Manchester City heavily beat Tottenham (3-0). This 16th consecutive victory allows the Skyblues to escape a little more at the top of the championship, with another game late and now eight points ahead of rival United. The Spurs, who are already accusing their seventh setback of the season, remain in the soft underbelly, in 8th place.
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Unbeaten since November 21, Manchester City has again benefited from a great match from Ilkay Gundogan. After Rodri’s opener, in the 23rd minute on a penalty that Hugo Lloris almost turned away, the German midfielder offered himself a double (50th, 66th).
11 goals for Gundogan this season
Still aligned in this role which allows him to often find himself at the forefront, Ilkay Gundogan first hit the mark with a subtle shot at the near post. A long clearance from Ederson then allowed him to slip into the back of the defense, to make Davinson Sanchez dance and to conclude with a flat foot while delicately. But because of an injury, a priori to the adductors, the former Dortmund was unfortunately forced to leave his partners in the wake.
Manchester City’s next game is scheduled for Everton on February 17. Tottenham, before facing West Ham next weekend, will first have to regain confidence in the Europa League, against the Austrians of Wolfsberger.