Sloppy start against City frustrates Spurs boss Pochettino

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino unconcerned by Manchester City's ability to dominate the Premier League next season

"In football you always want to compete and win". I'm sorry; it's much more important what these guys have done this season.

We congratulate them because they are close to winning the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur's Davinson Sanchez (R) vies with Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium in London, Britain, on April 14, 2018.

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.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have thrown away their game in hand over Chelsea in fifth, though they do remain seven points ahead of the Blues.

By throwing away a two-goal lead, Southampton endangered its chances of avoiding the drop.

Crystal Palace had been set to drop into the bottom three on goal difference prior to Chelsea's comeback.

Huddersfield rose to 14th thanks to an injury-time goal by Tom Ince while Jordan Ayew returned from a three-match ban to earn Swansea a draw against Everton.

That victor against Stoke City brought the Spurs striker's total to 25 goals this Premier League season, and he is dabblebet's 10/3 (4.33) favourite to increase that haul even further with the opener in this clash. Burnley is seventh, two points behind Arsenal, which was scheduled to play on Sunday at Newcastle. An exciting finale to the 2017/18 Premier League season beckons...

First-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan and a Raheem Sterling effort after the break did the damage.

Sterling broke clear this time and, when Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris charged out and took out the England man with a rash tackle, referee Jonathan Moss pointed to the spot.

Manchester City pressured Tottenham to sit back in their own half as David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling continued to enjoy a lot of possession in the opening minute.

"After 14 games unbeaten for us today was a hard game to play after three defeats in a row".

Similarly, the second goal resulted from a swift counter-attack that eventually saw Hugo Lloris come way off his line and foul Sterling to concede a penalty (although contact happened outside the box), which was dispatched easily by Gundogan.

"As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four", said Giroud.

All of Liverpool's prolific front three were on target as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck either side of Salah's deft header to take their combined tally for the season to 82.

Liverpool has 121 goals in all competitions.

"We spoke before the game that the performances against United and Liverpool were good".

Bad decision-making plagued Spurs throughout the night, especially in the final third as they failed to carve out many clearcut chances, let alone test Ederson in the City goal.

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