Tottenham 1 - 3 Manchester City : Premier League, Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele and Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen take part in a training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training

Tottenham 1 - 3 Manchester City : Premier League, Tactical Analysis

Quoted on the club's website, he said: "When you play against these type of teams - and for me, Manchester City is the best in the Premier League - you can not concede and provide the opportunity for them to play like they played in the first 25 minutes".

Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino has revelead his frustration at his side's poor opening 25 minutes as Spurs lost 3-1 to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero was pushed through the pain barrier in midweek against Liverpool, but that was with a Champions League semi-final place on the line. We congratulate them because they are close to winning the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola put his A team on the field on Saturday night, with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus all inserted into the line-up.

Sterling's misses preceded City's fall from grace against United and his was the greatest relief of all when, having inexplicably dallied with the goal at his mercy in the 71st minute, he slammed home the rebound after Lloris brilliantly denied Jesus. They need just three points to be crowned champions, but they will win the title if Manchester United lose to West Brom on Sunday or to Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Spurs reduced the deficit with four minutes remaining in the half as Aymeric Laporte's attempted clearance hit Christian Eriksen and sailed into the back of the net.

However, this time there was no second-half collapse as City should have ran out even more convincing winners. Exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season. "For him, for the boys, it's fantastic and today he certainly didn't look like he doesn't want to score in the next few games".

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Chasing Salah to claim the Premier League Golden Boot for a third consecutive season, Kane will be desperate to get on the scoresheet and close the gap.

All of Liverpool's prolific front three were on target as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck either side of Salah's deft header to take their combined tally for the season to 82.

City is 13 points clear at the top with six matches to play and could be confirmed as champion this weekend.

City's celebrations were barely over by the time they were 2-0 up just three minutes later.

But this season the Egypt global has taken on a more pivotal role, especially in the Europa League where he has featured in all of the Gunners' games.

With five games left for Spurs to play in the Premier League this season, they sit in fourth spot and hold a seven-point lead over fifth placed Chelsea. The Citizens needed to eradicate these doubts, and they did, putting in a brilliant performance, that led to their comprehensive win.

Burnley still stay seventh after a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

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