EPL wrap: Wins for Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur
Posted: 5 March 2017 Time: 19:51
Title chasers Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur both recorded wins on Sunday to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea in the English Premier League.
The Citizens faced rock-bottom Sunderland, who put up a good fight in the early stages of the contest, yet were undone just three minutes before time as Sergio Aguero nipped in ahead of the defence to tap home the opener for his 12th goal of the season.
The 1-0 half-time lead gave the Citizens the advantage in the second half, with Pep Guardiola’s men putting further daylight between themselves and their opponents on the hour-mark as Leroy Sane collected a perfect David Silva pass to coolly slot home into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
That’s how the scoreline stayed, as City leapfrogged Arsenal into third with their fourth consecutive league win, and are now just a point behind Tottenham with a game in hand.
Earlier in the day, fellow title challengers Spurs survived a late scare to hold off Everton 3-2 in an entertaining encounter at White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane’s sumptuous strike from range gave the Lily Whites the lead, as the England frontman completed his brace early in the second half, taking his league tally to a chart-topping 19 for the season.
Perennial goalscorer Romelu Lukaku brought a goal back for his side with 10 minutes to go, as the Toffees started believing once more.
Yet a clever free-kick poked in by Dele Alli in stoppage time seemed to have finished off the tie, before Enner Valencia’s late goal ensured a nervy last minute for Tottenham, who held on for all three points to now sit second on the EPL table, seven points behind Chelsea who face West Ham in Monday night’s action.