Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table after Riyad Mahrez’s goal. His Wembley winner was the difference in a tense and emotional encounter against Spurs.
1 Manchester City 10 +24 26 2 Liverpool 10 +16 26 3 Chelsea 10 +17 24
This was City’s seventh clean sheet in eight games which was also key to the win on a difficult playing surface that had been used to host an NFL game on Sunday (Insert NFL joke here).
A hard fought win leaving us in first place and one where we should now focus forward to not dwell on the performance and enjoy the result.
On to the reaction, courtesy of ManCity.com-
“Lamela had a big chance and we missed a lot (of chances). You cannot expect to score a lot of goals against Spurs.
”Sometimes, we made mistakes. The pitch was so complicated.
”We played against of the most physical teams I’ve ever faced. They have incredible physicality and on this pitch, it was so complicated.
”We missed some goals and let them turn and they are so good.”
John Stones Reaction
“We’ve got to take our chance when on the pitch. With that many games, we all know we play a part in what time we get out on the field.
“From my point of view, with the clean sheets, I’ve matured with another season behind me.
“It’s great to be making partnerships – with Aymeric (Laporte), or whoever we play with. There’s lot of rotation in the squad. We have to make sure we give everything on the pitch and repay the faith to the manager.
“We know Harry [Kane]’s very clinical. We had to stop him as high up the pitch as we could. He made a lot of great runs behind and it’s never easy to give a striker a yard to get a shot off. It happened in the first half with the shot over the bar.
“Great strikers do that but tonight, how we defended, we kept him to minimal chances and regained the ball off him, setting the boys off on counter-attacks. That’s something we’d worked on in training and we executed it well tonight.”
Crucial win against a really tough opponent Not the best conditions to play but we get the win. #NewLevels pic.twitter.com/RzGRpoXGY2— David Silva (@21LVA) October 29, 2018
What a win! Thanks to the fans for the amazing support! How happy does John Stones look?— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018
Valiosos tres puntos en Wembley y ante un gran rival para seguir arriba//Secured big three points at Wembley, taking on a tough rival to hold the top. C'mon, City! pic.twitter.com/4GzR8neqqw— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 29, 2018
Not the best mendy tonight but congrats to the team for the 3 points on a difficult pitch ➕3️⃣ #SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/EM8tEXSU7d— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) October 29, 2018
Oh?! What’s that?! STILL TOP OF THE LEAGUE https://t.co/lVG3zGIDN3— Bitter and Blue (@Bitter_and_Blue) October 29, 2018
next week Thursday when we face Fulham in the EFL Cup!