Manchester City bounce back from the hell of a week
It was a hell of a week for Manchester City starting from last week Tuesday. A 3-0 defeat away against Liverpool, 2-3 defeat against Manchester United, to losing 1-2 at Etihad in Uefa Champions League quarterfinals second-leg. Three defeats in a row for the Premier League leader and suddenly talks were raised that City may lose against Tottenham Hotspur as well. But Manchester City bounce back from the hell of the week to register a league double against Spurs with the 3-1 victory at Wembley.
Spurs lose 4-1 at Etihad earlier in the league and they needed a victory at home to take revenge and continue with their good home record. But sadly it wasn’t a good time for them to talk about their revenge, it’s about City’s manager Pep Guardiola’s pride.
PEP: After what happened this week, to come here and play the way we did – these guys are fantastic, awesome – they are incredible. Now we have a chance against Swansea and we are going to try and be champions. #spursvcity #mancity
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 14, 2018
Guardiola never lost three in a row and he needed to bounce back from his low moment. Spurs were very challenging but Spaniard knew his team can’t lose against them. And that believe turn up into a positive result at Wembley as they defeat Spurs 3-1 at their home.
It’s Spurs first defeat since Dec 16, 2017. On that day, Spurs also lose against Manchester City and today it was again Guardiola’s City side. The only difference was the goal scorer on the scoresheet.
Gabriel Jesus gave City lead in the 22nd minute of the game and the lead got doubled soon after Ilkay Gundogan converted from the penalty spot in the 25th minute. Spurs needed something to get themselves back into the game and Christian Eriksen continuing on his good run cut City’s lead into the half with his 42nd-minute strike.
Learning from his past two defeats, no way Guardiola’s side is going to suffer another let off. The victory was already there but Raheem Sterling’s 72nd-minute strike put the stamp on Manchester City’s victory.
Now, City can win the Premier League this season if Manchester United loses tomorrow against West Brom. Otherwise, Citizens will have to wait for another week to celebrate their title.