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Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Post-Match Analysis

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Manchester City continue the winning streak after they beat Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium by 3-0 in the Premier League.

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice and also won the penalty which was taken by Rodrigo Hernandez. Pep Guardiola came victorious against Jose Mourinho yet again.

Manchester City are now looking unbeatable and they solidify their top spot, City now earned 53 points in 23 games and 7 points ahead of 2nd place Leicester City.

Tottenham are becoming worse after a promising start to the season. Spurs went down to 9th place with 36 points in 23 games. But they’re just 4 points away from 4th place Liverpool with a game in hand.

Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur team news:

Pep Guardiola made only two changes from their last league victory against Liverpool. Gabriel Jesus came into the centre-forward position and Riyad Mahrez had to sit out on the bench. Ruben Dias was on the bench as he was doubt coming into the game with a minor injury problem and Aymeric Laporte started in centre-back position.

Jose Mourinho made two changes to his side from their win against West Bromwich Albion. Eric Dier started in defence and Toby Alderweireld was on the bench. Japhet Tanganga came into the side as a right-back for injured Serge Aurier.

Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur post-match analysis:

Manchester City dominated the possession as it was expected but they couldn’t create many clear cut opportunities. Tottenham tried to play in transition but Manchester City’s defence did well against that tactic. Spurs got the first chance in the first half, Harry Kane’s brilliant free-kick rattled off the post and went out.

City got their huge breakthrough from a penalty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s stupid challenge on Ilkay Gundogan earned Guardiola side a dubious penalty. Rodrigo took the penalty and just managed to convert it. It went off Hugo Lloris’ hand.

The Cityzens got another great opportunity from a great run from Raheem Sterling but Gundogan’s shot was superbly blocked by Davidson Sanchez and in the follow-up shot Jesus could not keep it on target. Manchester City just toyed with the Spurs in the second half. Very early in the second half, they widened the margin from a great Sterling run through the Tottenham defence and his pass converted by Gundogan.

They didn’t require to wait long for the third. Ederson hit a long ball from his box and Gundogan followed the ball and scored an easy goal for Manchester City. Pep’s side got another super opportunity but Sterling could not convert it into the goal and Lloris saved it.

Gareth Bale took a shot after dribbling through a few City defenders but his shot was saved by Ederson comfortably.

Notable Performances:

Ilkay Gundogan(CM) – (9/10)(Manchester City): He earned the penalty for the first goal and scored two goals in the match. He was involved in all three goals.

Raheem Sterling(RW) – (7.5/10)(Manchester City): Started on the left but didn’t create much against Tanganga but when he came to the right he was beating Ben Davies in every foot race and he was too much to handle for Davies.

Ben Davies(LB) – (4/10)(Tottenham Hotspur): He struggled against Sterling throughout the game and didn’t get much cover from Heung-Min Son either. He had a very tough game against Sterling.

Manchester City will play their postponed game against Everton in the next league game on Wednesday night. Spurs will play the next game in the Europa League round of 32 games against Austrian side Wolfsberger AC on Thursday night. 

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