0-1 Jesus (22'), 0-2 Gundogan (25'), 1-2 Eriksen (43'), 1-3 Sterling (73')
Manchester City move one step closer to confirming the title after they comfortably beat Spurs

Manchester City move one step closer to confirming the title after they comfortably beat Spurs

Brogan Clasper
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FT - A fairly comfortable victory for City, in the end, two early goals put the game out of reach for Spurs despite City's recent results. The champions-elect saw the game out in style as Sterling confirmed the points. 


90' - Four minutes will be added on. 

89' - Yaya Toure replaces Kevin De Bruyne

88' - A free-kick is awarded to City after Lucas' high foot catches Laporte. 

86' - Eriksen's edge of the box shot is saved with ease by Ederson as he denies Spurs from the possibility of a late comeback. 

84' - Moussa Sissoko replaces Dele Alli. 

82' - The City fans are in full voice as they watch their side move one step closer to finally confirming the Premier League title. 

79' - Game over in terms of the result as the tempo seems to have completely vanished from the game. 

76' - Sterling misses yet another great chance, City should be home and dry by now. 

74' - Lucas Moura replaces Mousa Dembele. 

More on the goal - Lloris is unable to deal with City's first attempt on goal and Sterling makes no mistake this time around as he dinks it over the French captain. 



67' - Son makes an immediate impact as he draws a foul out of Kompany.

66' - Son replaces Lamela. 


60' - Heung-min Son looks to be getting prepared to enter the game, Spurs could do with his pace on the wings. 

54' - Dele hits the deck but is quickly up after the referee denies his penalty appeal. 

49' - This is so much better from the Lilywhite's as they look to replicate the heroics which Manchester United showed last Sunday. 

47' - Tottenham come out after the break pinning City back in their final third, the complete opposite of the first-half. 

46' - Back underway at Wembley! A huge second-half for both sides awaits.

45' - HALF-TIME! 2-1 City at the break and a thrilling game to watch for various reasons. City dominated for the first 35 minutes but Pochettino's side grew into the game and scored against the run of play to give them a fighting chance in the second period. 

MORE ON THE GOAL - A superb ball finds Eriksen whose shot rebounds off Ederson and hits the Dane on the knee before bundling into the net. 


40' - The Tottenham faithful are livid with referee Jonathan Moss but it really should be their side they are directing their frustration towards - well below par. 

35' - Tottenham working their way forward but do not look like scoring at all, City continue to dominate. 

30' - Tottenham on the end of a City backlash here, recent results have gone against the Citizens but they are certainly getting it right today!

24' - Hugo Lloris comes steaming out of his box and takes down Sterling, it looks like it was outside of the area but the referee pointed to the spot. 


More on the goal - A long ball from Ederson finds Jesus who beats Sanchez for pace and slots home from his one-on-one attempt on goal. 


19' - Sane, De Bruyne and Silva causing Spurs huge problems in these early stages of the game. 

15' - A free-kick to City after Lamela lunges in on Fabian Delph.

13' - The crowd seem to have brought the Spurs side to life as the hosts finally look to have realised they are in a game.

10' - A really poor start from Spurs who do not look like themselves, they are not closing down the visitors quick enough. 

8' - De Bruyne is the latest to try his luck on goal but his shot goes well wide of Lloris' far post.

8' - City have certainly come out the stronger side as Sterling blazes his effort over the bar. 

3' - Sane strikes the post from a superb volley on the edge of the box!

1' - We are underway at Wembley! 

The teams are out and we are almost ready for kick-off!

Four changes for Spurs since their 2-1 victory over Stoke. Erik Lamela, Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies and Eric Dier all start.

Manchester City substitutes: Bravo, B Silva, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Toure, Foden, Diaz

Tottenham substitutes: Vorm, Son, Wanyama, Sissoko, Aurier, Moura, Sterling

Manchester City starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, D Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane, Jesus

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane

Under an hour till kick-off and the team news is in!

"I think it's still a lot of work to do until the end. You cannot underestimate clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, different clubs, big clubs that can win every game," he added. 

"In football, until you get or you achieve what you want, never in football is it over until the end. I think we need to keep pushing, winning games and a massive three points against Manchester City," he said. 

Pochettino believes there is still a long way to go in Spurs' season:

City will also be without Fernandinho who will sit out due to suspension and John Stones who is still recovering from injury. 

City boss Pep Guardiola will be unable to select Sergio Aguero after the Argentine suffered a knee injury picked up in training last month.

Mauricio Pochettino has a relatively full squad to choose from ahead of City's visit. However, Danny Rose will miss the game after picking up a minor calf strain but is expected to return in time for Tuesday's trip to Brighton.  

This was the last time Spurs tasted defeat in the league and have been on an impressive run since then beating the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in that time. 

City proved too hot to handle for Spurs on a freezing cold night in Manchester. Raheem Sterling bagged a late brace after ?lkay Gündo?an opened the scoring early on. 

The two sides met back in December when Manchester City ran to a comfortable 4-1 victory under the lights at the Etihad Stadium. 

Meanwhile, the Citizens remain in pole position as it remains just a matter of when will they lift the trophy? Rather than will they?

Tottenham currently sit in fourth spot, 11 points ahead of Chelsea in fifth place and joint on points with third-placed Liverpool with a game in hand on the Reds. 

However, Manchester City have lost their past three outings in all competitions and missed the opportunity to wrap up the Premier League title last weekend against arch-rivals Manchester United

On the back of a 14-game unbeaten run in the league, Tottenham have not lost a domestic game since their 4-1 defeat away to Manchester City in December 2017. 

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text coverage of this evening's Premier League action from Wembley Stadium as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City. I'm Brogan Clasper and I will be taking you through this evening's action.