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Manchester City Toppled by Spurs, 2-0: Reaction & Tweets

Pep and his men fall.

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Manchester City suffered a day to forget at the hands of Jose Mourinho and Spurs.

Ilkay Gundogan missed a penalty and Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off as Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min’s goals for Tottenham Hotspur puta 2-0 defeat on Manchester City.

In a chaotic contest, the German midfielder’s spot kick was saved by Hugo Lloris and it proved costly, with Bergwijn netting a superb volley just three minutes after Zinchenko was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Son sealed the victory for the hosts when his strike deflected off Fernandinho and beyond Ederson to finsih a frustrating afternoon for Pep Guardiola’s side.

On to the reaction-

Pep Guardiola Reaction

“How can I criticise my players?” said Pep. “We played well, but we lost the game.

“They arrived twice and scored two goals. I don’t have too many things to say about our performance.

“It’s happened before, too, against United where they created a few and we did a lot but didn’t score.

“We cannot say as a team we can’t score goals because we score a lot; in this situation, the only thing we can do is play better and maybe be mentally stronger.

“We have to accept it and work on that. We need to analyse that. Football is to create chances and concede a few.

“I always believe in this concept. If you do this, you will be close to winning the games. A few times it happened this season but not today.”

“To create more and concede a few – this is the only way I know.

”We played to win the game. I didn’t see a lack of desire to win or that we’re far away. The result is the result.”

And on Raheem Sterling’s injury, the boss said: “I don’t know, I haven’t spoken to anyone about the injury.”

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