Manchester City win at home again, downing Spurs 1-0. Phil Foden’s fifth-minute header and first Premier League goal was enough to see off Spurs in a tiresome battle at the Etihad.
The Centurions had a tense outing in the victory against a Tottenham team who were a threat throughout, but thanks to some excellent defending, the early goal proved enough.
It was City’s tenth Premier League win in a row. Other notable performances were Bernardo Silva who was gazelle-like and all over the pitch. As was Ederson, who might have had his best game in a City shirt.
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“Spurs are an incredible team. We felt incredible pressure. They had no pressure - they couldn’t lose anything today whereas we could have lost Premier League.”
“Phil Foden is an incredible player. We needed the capacity to press high and guy who has quality to arrive in box and every time he plays he has scored goal or has chances. Incredible experience for him and I trust him a lot.”
Guardiola admitted the extent of De Bruyne’s knock is as yet unknown but predicts the midfielder will not be in contention for the midweek trip to United.
”I don’t know,” he stated. “I didn’t speak with him or the doctors.
”It was something muscular, which is normal after injuries and three or four games of a lot of minutes with no preparation.
”Maybe he will miss the four games and the FA Cup Final. I don’t know how big the impact is.
”We will see tomorrow but I think for the next game, he will be out.”
Phil Foden Reaction
“It still hasn’t fully sunk in” Foden admitted. “Kun did great to fine me. Luckily I was on the line.
“I was happy to help the team and get the goal.
“(It’s my) first Premier League goal so it will live with me forever.
”We knew what they were about because we have played them twice already. It’s hard and we looked a bit leggy but we got the job done.”
“It was a bit of a surprise (to start) but I am ready for whenever it comes,” Foden added.
”We know we have to win every game to win the Premier League. We are taking it one game at a time so we’ll see what happens.”
Tres puntos muy importantes para seguir en carrera. Una victoria dedicada a nuestra gente que tanto nos apoyó esta semana//Three massive points to stay ahead on the race. A victory dedicated to our people, who gave us so much support this week. C'mon, City!! pic.twitter.com/1uyKS0eEN6— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) April 20, 2019
W. Manchester City wins 1-0.— Bitter and Blue (@Bitter_and_Blue) April 20, 2019
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