Manchester City remains unbeaten in 16 consecutive fixtures following their conscientious performance and industrious victory over Tottenham Hotspurs.
The performance that cause ex Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to say, “Give them the trophy now. “The best team in Europe” added ex Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, started when unexpectedly City player Ilkay Gundogan opened the scores at the 14th minute.
Following a lot of determination, Manchester City doubled their lead through one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe Kevin De Bruyne who did what he is best at.
The Belgium international at the 70th minute recovered from the awful challenge Dele Alli had on him as he took good position following a quick counter and received the ball from Gundogan before battering the ball past Hugo Lloris.
Later De Bruyne caused a penalty which Jesus Gabriel wasted before Raheem Sterling also threw away a chance after the rebound. Nevertheless, Sterling later tripled Manchester City’s lead.
The England international completed his brace at the 90th minute. It was De Bruyne’s replacement Bernado Silva whose pass couldn’t be intercepted by Eric Dier hence found the 23 years old winger before he tapped it in.
A super Effort by Eriksen pulled one for the visitors in the injury time. The Spurs midfielder outpaced Mangala to create himself a shooting opportunity that resulted into the only goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The 16th consecutive win enables the title potential winners to extend their lead to 14 points ahead of second place sides, Manchester United and Chelsea.
On the 19th of December 2017 at 22:45 PM, Manchester City will visit 8th place Leicester City who had earlier lost to Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium meanwhile will visit 5th place Burnley who played a goalless draw with Brighton to seek restoration 2 days before Christmas.