Man City punish Mourinho's Spurs

English Premier League

Manchester City moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Gabriel Jesus returned to the City line-up after starting the Liverpool game on the bench, while Sergio Aguero was only named on the bench. For the North London outfit, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga were brought into the side.

With 13 minutes gone, Laporte clipped Kane near the edge of City's penalty area. The England captain struck the free-kick over the wall but his effort rebounded back off the upright when it looked destined for the top right-hand corner.

Spurs gave away a penalty in the 21st minute when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was adjudged to have fouled Ilkay Gundogan, which allowed Rodri to convert from 12 yards despite Hugo Lloris' best efforts.

The Citizens came close on two occasions to extending their lead on the stroke of half-time. First, Gundogan saw his goal-bound shot blocked by Davison Sanchez before Jesus grazed the woodwork.

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Guardiola's side doubled their lead five minutes after the halftime, with Gundogan sending a low strike past Lloris after being played in by Sterling.

The third came in the 66th minute. Ederson launched the ball downfield and Gundogan won the race with Sanchez before leaving the Spurs defender flat on his back with a drop of the shoulder and finishing clinically on his left foot into the bottom left-hand corner.

That proved to be the German's final involvement in the game as he walked off with what looked to be an injury, as he went straight down the tunnel.

Ederson was called into action late in the second half to keep out Gareth Bale's strike from the edge of the box, while Lloris sid well to deny Sterling at the other end as the clash end 3-0 to the hosts.

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