Manchester City were official crowned Premier League Title Winners, thanks to cross city rivals Manchester United’s unexpected 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Brom yesterday (Sunday).
After Bouncing back from their mid week Champions League exit, Pep Guardiola’s team had to face a tricky tie at Wembley against fourth placed Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday, but despite completely dominating the first half, they were only a goal up at the break.
City’s Gabriel Jesus had but the visitors on the path to victory with the opening goal on 22 minutes, when he outpaced the Tottenham defence to collect Vincent Kompany’s long ball, before placing a low shot under Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris. City doubled their advantage minutes later, after Lloris was adjudged to have fouled Raheem Sterling just inside his area, Ilkay Gundogan stepped up to make it 2-0.
From their City had a number of chances to increase their lead, however it was Tottenham who scored next, minutes before the break with when Harry Kane found Christian Eriksen with an excellent through ball, before Danish International hammered a shot that deflected off at least two city defenders before finding the back of the net.
Tottenham upped their game in the second half and pushed forward when ever possible forcing City on to the back foot of long periods, however the visitors defence stood firm and eventually they took their chance and in a free-flowing move forward, Raheem Sterling made it 1-3, when he reacted the quickest to net the rebound from Jesus’s attempted shot.
The result left Spurs in fourth, ending their 14 game unbeaten run since the last time the pair meet just before Christmas. However, with the league out of reach the Londoners will be looking over their shoulder as they look to secure fourth place and a Champions league spot over local rivals Chelsea who sit in fifth only 7 points behind. They also have their F.A. Cup semi-final against Manchester United next week to look forward to.
For the Champions elect, it meant that their needed just three more point to secure the title against Swansea on the 22nd unless their closet rivals Manchester United lost to either West Brom the following day or Bournemouth in midweek which would mean City would be uncatchable at the top.
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