Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspurs 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium as they reigned over Mauricio Pochettino’s tough boys with ease.
Following a fort night of disappointment from defeats, goals from Gabriel Jesus, Gundogan and Raheem Sterling ensured the Premier League champion elect return to winning as their coronation days come closer.
Vincent Kompany set Jesus up for the opener at the 22nd minute, and three minutes later Ilkay Gundogan doubled the visitors lead from a spot kick following a penalty Sterling won when Hugo Lloris took him out in the box.
In spite of Manchester City’s dominance Christian Eriksen managed to pull one for the hosts before the end of first half ended but a 72nd Sterling goal killed it.
Following a Jesus strike that deflected, and Lloris was challenged to do his best which was punch it unfortunately to Sterling who made no mistake but quickly strike first time high home.
Sterling who caused a penalty and scored one goal said the turnaround was much needed by his team.
“We needed a big turnaround and from the beginning we started strong. They put us under pressure but we started well.”
As City started at a high gear, obviously their opponents were the opposite. Eric Dier admitted to their poor start.
“We started very poorly today and not how we envisaged starting. It was a big hill to climb once they’d scored their two goals. When it went 3-1, the game was over.”
Manchester City will be declared champions if Manchester United loses to West Brom on Sunday.
In case it fails, three more points from their next game will earn them the premier league title.
Pep Guardiola like to be champion by beating their next opponent other than United losing. The Spaniard is also optimistic that Manchester United will not lose on Sunday.
“I will be so happy and I will celebrate but I think United will win (against West Brom). The important thing is that we know we depend on ourselves. We have to win it at home. I am excited to be champions with our fans.”
Swansea will visit Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday 22nd April next week.