De Bruyne lauds mentally tough City after slaying Spurs

De Bruyne lauds mentally tough City after slaying Spurs

De Bruyne lauds mentally tough City after slaying Spurs

The title will be theirs if Manchester United loses to West Brom on Sunday. Guardiola's men arrived at Old Trafford with a handy eight-point lead over neighbours United at the summit.

Asked if it would be extra special to win a league where some said his purist principles wouldn't work, Guardiola said: "Yes". The Citizens needed to eradicate these doubts, and they did, putting in a brilliant performance, that led to their comprehensive win. "This is football", De Bruyne told Sky Sports. Incidentally, it was City who beat them last.

Spurs were left chasing shadows as the Blues knocked the ball around purposefully and with speed and after just four minutes, the visitors' superiority was so almost rewarded as Leroy Sane's sumptuous volley smacked against the inside of the post from Raheem Sterling's cross. I'm privileged to be part of such a great group, great players, good guys, good mentality, good atmosphere in the team, every single time I'm on the pitch I enjoy it.

De Bruyne lauds mentally tough City after slaying Spurs

Brighton are in a healthier position in the table than the home side, seven points clear of the drop zone with just six games to play.

Regardless of United's results, City will be crowned champions by beating Swansea next week.

Pochettino's men were uncharacteristically poor in the first 45 minutes as both Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele were left overrun in midfield.

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That goal buoyed Spurs after the break but they were unable to convert their new-found vigour into goals, with City continuing to create the clearer chances. "They are able to win their games - all six".

A long ball from Kyle Walker saw Gabriel Jesus outpace Davinson Sanchez to race in on goal and finish coolly.

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City's problems were suddenly a thing of the past and they went further ahead three minutes later. Jesus was shown a yellow card just in the stoppage time of the first half, the first 45 minute ended 2-1 in favour of Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium.

While City have an embarrassment of riches from which to piece together a starting XI, they are without a number of key figures at present.

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City won possession on the halfway line and broke forward with the Spurs defence wide open and as the ball was fed to Sterling, Lloris came hurtling out of his goal with s studs-high challenge that cleaned Sterling out. An exciting finale to the 2017/18 Premier League season beckons...

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