Tot 1-3 Man City: Cityzens close in on Premier League title

Tot 1-3 Man City: Cityzens close in on Premier League title

De Bruyne produced an inspired display as City again showed its class.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was proud of the way his side responded against Tottenham to overcome a "tough week" and edge closer to the Premier League title. Sterling did well to get into great goalscoring positions, stretching the Tottenham defence, and though he did miss a couple of easy chances, he scored the third and exorcised some of his demons from the previous weekend, when his profligacy in front of goal was one of the reasons his side lost to United.

Against the run of play, Christian Eriksen halved the deficit.

Harry Kane has proven himself as one of the world's most clinical strikers and should City's mistake ridden defenders offer the England worldwide a sniff at goal, the Blues could be blown away by the Spurs forward. Guardiola's switch paid dividends, in that it secured victory and left his team within one win of the Premier League title.

City arrived at Wembley licking their wounds having been dumped out of the Champions League four days after Manchester United dramatically denied them the title. "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".

Despite going two down earlier in the game, Mauricio Pochettino's men were not going to give up the fight that early as they were also in the search to reduce the deficit before the end of the first half. "[Tottenham] didn't have a game for a week and that's the advantage they had, but the mental toughness of this team is unbelievable". Dele Alli nearly got the second goal but he was challenged by a Manchester City defender as the host continued to probe further for their second goal.

Manchester United (-475) had some starters nicked-up during the recent worldwide break, but it has won its last four home matchups, while Swansea City (+1300, draw +500) has generated little offense on the road all season. "This is football", De Bruyne told Sky Sports.

A week after spoiling City's title party, United duly handed the league to their local rivals.

And referee Jon Moss pointed straight to the spot for a penalty which Gundogan carefully buried to put his side two goals up after just 25 minutes of play. We deserved to win these games but it didn't happen. They took four points off of Guardiola's side and finished above them in the league. They are awesome, they are incredible.

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

"As much as this has been a record breaking season, this one's for you, the fans, this is why we do it!" said the skipper.