Wednesday, June 19

In-form Gundogan sinks Tottenham

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beat Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at Etihad on Saturday. Manchester City continued their supremacy at the top of the Premier League table.

Rodri’s first-half penalty followed by Ilkay Gundogan’s brace means City is now seven points ahead of Leicester City. They defeated Liverpool 3-1 earlier in the day.

From early on, when Pierre Emile Hojbjerg brought Gundogan down in the box after 23 minutes, Spurs were in trouble. Ederson began to make his approach to the pitch to take the penalty like Pep said in the last conference. But was sent back instead as Rodri stepped up.

Gundogan doubled City’s lead five minutes into the second half. Raheem Sterling fed a ball into the box and Gundogan just had to poke home. On 66 minutes, Ederson compensated for not taking City’s penalty when he saw Gundogan’s sprint up the pitch. Gundogan went past Sanchez and scored a beautiful goal.

After he went down holding his groin, Gundogan was replaced by Ferran Torres three minutes later. On 72 minutes, Gareth Bale substituted Erik Lamela and, eight minutes later, pressured Ederson into a good save. The scoreline remained 3-0 and the match ended.

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