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Haaland’s double deal bitter deal bitter title blow to Arsenal

"Erling Haaland scored twice to help City move two points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur"

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Understanding the consequences of defeat, Manchester City got the job done at a stadium where they had never won before in the Premier League, nor had they scored a league goal, as Tottenham Hotspur folded right before their fans.

Erling Haaland scored twice to help City move two points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The first half was cagey and goalless, but Haaland was able to score at either end of the second 45 minutes to secure the win.

It means Man City are in firm control of the title race ahead of the final day, chasing a historic fourth-consecutive Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola’s side has won four consecutive away league games without conceding for the first time ever in the top flight.

He said: “These types of games, emotions are there, and you cannot always perform your best. It depends on the intensity and quality the opponent brings to the game; they were playing to qualify for the Champions League.

“They are an exceptional team: physical, intense, well managed, and good with and without the ball.

“We knew it was going to be difficult, but in the bad moments, we were there, and our keepers did the job. At the end, at the right moment, we punish them.

“He has done this since he arrived. We saw the level of keeper he is. He makes incredible saves and does it so many times.

“Spurs are so fast with Kulusevski, Maddison, Son, Johnson, and the runs of Porro and Sarr, they have a lot of weapons. We knew we had to suffer, but it gives us a life to go again one more game at home on Sunday.”

 

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