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Summary

  1. Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live
  2. City will win title if Man Utd lose to West Brom on Sunday
  3. Victory ended run of three straight defeats for City
  4. Defeat sees Tottenham end the day in fourth place

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By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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That's all from me today.

Before you go off to watch Match of the Day, have a read of Matt Davis' full match report here and if you don't want to stay up, you can get a round-up of all today's action here.

If you fancy a bit of Commonwealth Games action then you can tune into live coverage online here and on the Red Button.

We'll be back tomorrow with more Premier League action but shoot over to BBC One now and join Gary Lineker...

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Jack Jenkins: Pep will win manager of the year but to me Sean dyce's achievements are second to no ones. He deserves every accolade going.

Amrul Choudhury: It would be quite incredible if City only pick up one point from their next five games and United win the remaining games...

How the table looks

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So here it is.

The Premier League table shows City are just one win (or one United defeat) away from being crowned champions.

Tottenham and Liverpool are still battling it out for that third place spot...

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'Excited to be champions'

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola speaking to Sky Sports: "After 15 minutes I said we'd be champions, after what happened and we reacted.

"These guys are fantastic and awesome. What's happened in the last week is so unfair. We have a second chance against Swansea and we're going to try and be champions.

"Today, we've done it many many times and that's why we're in the position we are. I am so so glad to be here and be part of the club. It was so good. The performance was so good.

"[If City win title tomorrow] I have a golf game tomorrow. I have three days off and tomorrow I have golf. Golf, my son, friends, tomorrow is golf.

"I will be so happy and I will celebrate but I think United will win (against West Brom). The important thing is that we know we depend on ourselves. We have to win it at home. I am excited to be champions with our fans."

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Match of the Day starts at 22:25 BST on BBC One so grab a brew, get the biscuits and find a seat on the sofa.

I'll bring you Pep Guardiola's thoughts before so stick with us while you wait.

'I won't complain about the penalty'

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino told BBC Sport:

"I am not going to complain about the penalty. I think that many things happen during a lot of games, sometimes it is for you and sometimes not.

"In the end, if we analyse the game, they fully deserve the victory.

"We struggled to start in the game. When we conceded the penalty, we started to play.

"For sure they are going to win the PL but I'm disappointed because we didn't compete in the first 25 minutes."

"In football you always want to compete and win. We feel that we are close but it is not enough.

"Of course, when you are calm and relaxed, you think in the last few seasons we are improving. But we still need to improve to reach the last level which is the most difficult thing."

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Liverpool move ahead of Spurs

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Shortly before Tottenham kicked off, third-placed Liverpool recorded a comfortable victory over Bournemouth to move three points clear of Spurs.

Manager Jurgen Klopp praised their "exceptional" display as they ended an "outstanding week" to move to within point of second-placed Manchester United.

It was also bad news for Harry Kane as Mohamed Salah added to his tally - netting his 30th goal of the season to move five ahead in the race for the Golden Boot.

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The best of the stats

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Manchester City have won 14 away games in the Premier League this season – the only side to have won more in a single campaign is Chelsea in 2004/05 (15).

Spurs were unbeaten in 14 games in the Premier League before tonight’s defeat and the last team to beat them were Pep Guardiola’s side back in December.

Prior to this evening, Spurs hadn’t lost a Premier League home game by a margin of two or more goals since August 2014 (0-3 v Liverpool).

Raheem Sterling scored his 22nd goal of the season for Manchester City, which is now at least twice as many as he’s registered in any of his previous seasons in all competitions (11 in 2014/15 and 2015/16).

Pep Guardiola’s side are one of four clubs to have won away at all three of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs in the same Premier League campaign (alongside Coventry in 1993-94, Charlton in 2001-02 and Blackburn in 2002-03).

Tottenham conceded a goal from the penalty spot in the Premier League for the first time in 59 games, last conceding against West Ham in November 2016.

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Leopardman: Lots of hatred for Spurs today. At least we produce English talent and we don’t buy the league. End of unbeaten 14 game run. Well done City. Much deserved win.

Pete Berry: Never in doubt tonight - City only lose, drop points, against other NW teams: Wigan, Everton, L'pool, Man Utd. Lancashire kryptonite effect.

Hashir Badar: Shake it off haters, we are the best. Great resilience shown by the team after a difficult weak. With Mendy back next season 3-5-2 would be the formation to go.

'It was difficult'

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Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier speaking to Sky Sports: We started very poorly today and not how we envisaged starting. It was a big hill to climb once they'd scored their two goals. When it went 3-1, the game was over.

Our mentality needed to be better to start the game in the right way. Man City started on the front foot. Against a team like them, it's difficult if you're two goals behind. We reacted well and at the beginning of the second half we played well too. We didn't have it in us to get back into the game again.

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Anon: I do love how quick people are to praise City and pan Spurs for not being title material, quick to forget the difference in budgets. Also the praise for Pep is just funny, where was his genius last year?

Tom: Dele Alli was injured from 65 minutes. Yet again Pochettino makes awful subs and kills our momentum. His subs always seem panicked. Don't even get me started on error-prone Lloris!

'We needed a big turnaround'

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Manchester City

Manchester City goalscorer Raheem Sterling speaking to Sky Sports: "We needed a big turnaround and from the beginning we started strong. They put us under pressure but we started well.

"[On the penalty] I remember seeing the keeper running out and I thought I'd get a touch before him and I got a penalty so I can't complain.

"In the game against Manchester United I snatched a few and didn't take my time.

"Today I tried to take my time and be composed."

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'Need to do our thing'

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Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne speaking to Sky Sports: "Today we scored the goals and defended better and we deserved to win it.

"It's been a tough two weeks for us with five games. They [Tottenham] didn't have a game for a week and that's the advantage they had. The mental toughness of this team is unbelievable.

"We're almost there, we knew we had to win two of six games. That's not bad odds for us.

"We need to do our thing and hopefully we can finish it off next week."

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Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling's thoughts coming up next...

'Credit City'

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Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

I think you have to give Man City the credit tonight. I've been really impressed with Spurs of late and they came into this game full of confidence. But City showed a lot of pride and character tonight and said in this game why they were champions. We could pick holes in Spurs' performance but we really ought to give City credit. They showed that the last week was really a blip.

City bounce back

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It was a week to forget for Manchester City following their defeats against Manchester United and Liverpool but they responded with a professional performance at Wembley.

Spurs did their best to get back into the game after suffering those two early goals in the first half but City rode the storm before Raheem Sterling capped things off.

It means Man City just need to win one more game to be crowned Premier League champions - though results elsewhere in Man United's games against West Brom and Bournemouth this week could mean they are handed the title earlier.

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Ralph Pedersen: Poch got it wrong tonight unfortunately. Playing a very high line against the best and quickest forwards in the league was always a risky move.

James Wilson: Think it's a bit poor that half the ground has emptied, given how well Spurs have done for their fans this season and that they're only 3-1 down against a very good side.

Pario: Tottenham have really burst my bubble. Was hoping for a 4th successive defeat for the Citizens.

'Emphatic'

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Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

Manchester City have answered all the critics tonight. Crisis? What crisis? Emphatic winners tonight against a really strong Tottenham side. They came out and asserted themselves. Spurs were a bit fortunate to get back into it but then City showed real character to re-establish control in the second half. They have shown their champions' quality this evening.

FULL-TIME

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All over. Manchester City go one step closer to winning the title while Tottenham's 14-game unbeaten streak comes to an end.

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The Yaya/Kolo Toure song is ringing out now. City fans are ready to celebrate but Spurs are still hoping to get another one.

Lucas Moura has space outside the area and he unleashes a feisty strike towards goal. It has a lot of swerve on it too but Ederson sees it through to his gloves and palms it away.

INJURY TIME

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Four minutes of added time.

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Yaya, Yaya, Yaya...

The veteran midfielder replaces Kevin de Bruyne.

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"We're gonna win the league" rings out from the away supporters' end.

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John, Manchester: Fantastic response by City. Faced with the same scenario again. Ground it out. Mentally tough. Deserve their lead.

Zak: Man City look so composed after switching to a back three of 3-5-2.

Richard Browne: Pretty solid demonstration today that Liverpool and City are the best two teams in the league today. Alas Liverpool's early season draws costing us an exciting run in.

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The ball bobbles through into the box after good work from Lucas Moura on the right and Christian Eriksen shows composure on the ball before getting a shot away.

It's an easy save for Ederson though and City will take their time clearing this.

'Champions performance'

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Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

This has been a performance befitting of champions. They’ve had a tough week but have really asserted themselves against very strong opposition. They’ve shown why they are the best team in the country this season.

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Moussa Sissoko tries to fire one in from the right but it's cut out well by Bernardo Silva. Son Heung-Min then tries to lift a ball over to the back post but it goes long and out for a goal kick.

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Son Heung-min looks around and sees no other option than to have a shot from distance. Spurs started this second half so well but they appear to have run out of ideas now.

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Moussa Sissoko is given a chance to impress as he replaces Dele Alli.

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Ed, Bristol: Struggling to remember the last time Kane touched the ball.

Shane O'Neill: Spurs proving again they’re not remotely close to being title contenders.

Ricky Kelehar: Great performance this from City, after week they’ve had. Making Spurs look ordinary. Is Kane fully fit? Looks lumbering to me.

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Man City are in cruise control now. They're just keeping the ball and playing down the minutes.

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Raheem Sterling gets away down the right... again... but Spurs recover quickly to swamp the ball and stop him in his tracks.

'City control'

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Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

Spurs came out of the traps really well this half but Pep Guardiola made a tactical tweak and it's really nullified them. The space is in the wide areas but they've not been able to use it and City are back in control.

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Second half attempts?

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Five of Raheem Sterling's touches in this half have been in the box and three have been in clear goalscoring areas.

He may have missed a few but he's certainly creating a lot.

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David D: Sterling is awful. Falls over all the time, misses absolute sitters and scores the scraps his top quality team mates provide for him. He scores one curling shot a year and everyone thinks he's Messi for a while. I hope he doesn't get to Russia.

Ben Williams: Looks like it was shot number 50 for Sterling because he actually scored

Jay Barnes: Sterling with the mother of all misses - and not just his misses (of which there are many)

He's always in the right place though...

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Bernardo Silva comes on to replace Gabriel Jesus.

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Son Heung-Min plays a searching ball into the box looking for Harry Kane but it's cleared by City.

Kevin de Bruyne then plays a sublime pass into Raheem Sterling, releasing him through on goal, but Sterling's effort goes wide with a deflection.