English Premier League match report Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 20 April 2019

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Manchester City moved to the top of the English Premier League table with a narrow 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs bombed forward after two minutes and missed a big chance when Hueng Min-Son shot straight at Ederson from the near-side.

The Citizens were brought to life five minutes later, as Foden showed up in unfamiliar territory to head in Sergio Aguero’s layoff for his first ever Premier League goal.

Spurs found space in attack on 14 minutes when Christian Eriksen beat the offside trap to go head-to-head with Ederson, who pulled off a close-range save in the end.

City looked for more goals as the half raged on, but Spurs exerted more steel to prohibit their objective from taking flight.

In the last 10 minutes to halftime, City were forced to make a change after Kevin De Bruyne hopped off for Fernandinho.

Son went toe-to-toe with Ederson eight minutes later, but unlike midweek his midweek heroics, the Korean was denied by the Brazilian.

Spurs were denied a penalty and chance to go level on 58 minutes when after Kyle Walker handled inside the area.

Leroy Sane, who missed the midweek cracker, came off the bench for Aguero on 64 minutes, with Danny Rose brought on in place of Alli a minute later.

Gazzaniga’s right-foot denied Raheem Sterling a third goal in two matches against Spurs on 71 minutes following Sane’s low cross.

The Londoners kept pushing for an equaliser in the final minutes, however the Citizens remained resolute to see out the victory.

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