They have Dejan Kulusevski – Pep Guardiola hands his hat to Tottenham stars


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted Tottenham Hotspur were clinical in their win at the Etihad Stadium and new boy named Dejan Kulusevski, along with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.

The Premier League title race was wide open after Tottenham secured a stunning 3-2 victory at home to Manchester City.

Kulusevski fired Tottenham ahead with just four minutes on the clock and although Ilkay Gundogan put them back in the 33rd minute, they were back ahead of Kane just before the hour mark.

Manchester City thought they had a point when Riyad Mahrez equalized in injury time, but in the 95th minute Kane broke the hosts’ hearts.

Guardiola admits his side had a difficult night and insists Spurs were clinical.

He also tip his hat to Spurs new boy Kulusevski, as well as Kane and Son.

“Well, it was a good game. We tried many sides, especially on the left. It’s very difficult, they defend so narrow”Guardiola said post-match on Sky Sports.

“Tottenham have a lot of quality, they give the ball to Harry Kane. They are really good up front.

“In the first half they have the goal and nothing more. In the second half, they have an attack with Harry Kane at the start and they score.

“We try to score but we concede the goal in added time.

“It’s difficult when they defend so deeply. We had the chances to arrive and score. Unfortunately, we cannot score.

“They are clinical. They have Kane and Son and Kulusevski. Their crosses that we could not defend”he added.

Tottenham have now snapped a three-game losing streak in style to breathe new hope into their first four prospects.

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