Manchester City hammer Spurs, Salah scores 40th goal

Manchester City hammer Spurs, Salah scores 40th goal

Manchester City hammer Spurs, Salah scores 40th goal

Man City will be out to make amends to their fans after a disappointing exit from the Champions League on Tuesday night at the hands of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Kyle Walker says former Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min deserves his success because he is "so nice" as the pair prepare to go head to head when Manchester City travel to Wembley.

The otherwise anonymous Harry Kane played a perfectly weighted pass through to Christian Eriksen in the box, who scored in the most fortuitous of circumstances, as his shot hit Aymeric Laporte and rebounded back off the Spurs man into the net.

It was scarcely deserved and given the fact the Blues had led at half-time and ended up losing the last two games, the game suddenly had a different complexion - plus, given their first half efforts, Tottenham could surely only get better.

There was no sign of City's recent troubles as they immediately found their groove and could have led with only three minutes on the clock.

City beat Spurs 4-1 in December but that is their only win in their last five league games against them (D1, L3).

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City host Swansea next Sunday but could even be confirmed as champions as early as Sunday if United lose at home to rock bottom West Brom.

City still has a virtual lock on the league championship, but would prefer not to keep any doomsday scenarios alive with another loss this weekend.

If United draw the race would also effectively be over as City would be 15 points clear with a maximum of 15 available to Jose Mourinho's team, who have a vastly inferior goal difference. He has created the highest number of chances during that spell. At the moment we have to deliver performances, collecting points, winning.

Sergio Aguero was pushed through the pain barrier in midweek against Liverpool, but that was with a Champions League semi-final place on the line. Guardiola has admitted that his team needs to show mental strength and demonstrate the ability to dig deep and get results in times of adversity.

For City, midfielder Fernandinho will be serving his first of two suspensions after racking up 10 yellow cards this season.

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose will miss Saturday's game because of a calf injury.

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