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Alex Bysouth

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  1. Until next time...

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham


    And so it's advantage Manchester City again in the title race, with Liverpool set to travel to Cardiff on Sunday.

    Spurs remain third but will be looking nervously over their shoulder with the rest of the top six still to play this weekend.

    That's it from us but click here to follow all of the afternoon's the Premier League fixtures.

    Until next time...

  2. Post update

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    Tottenham Hotspur

    Pochettino on making five changes: "Look what happened with De Bruyne, when you have some information that players are tired it can be a risk. We tried to add fresh legs to the team. When you lose you're always thinking why a different plan and players, but I think we were right."

    And on leaving out goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris: "It was a small problem in one of his legs and was a massive risk today to play with him, we'll see if Tuesday he is OK."

  3. 'Next three games decisive'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was an amazing game again. It was tough again. Both teams competed really well and I think we deserved more. Ederson was man of the match.

    "I am happy, disappointed with the result but so happy with the performance - we were always in the game.

    "Today the first clear action was Sonny, the next action we concede. We know very well Man City have an unbelievable squad and the quality they have is amazing. We know they have the capacity to score.

    "It was a little bit unlucky to concede, but most important to keep the feelings because Tuesday is coming very quick. Brighton, West Ham and then the semi-final in our stadium that will be decisive to achieve all we want this season."

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    Manchester City

    More from Guardiola, on Kevin De Bruyne's injury: "I don't know - he's played a lot of minutess without preparation. After injury they don't train properly to be able to take a game every three days.

    "It's a pity because now we arrive in the best moment of the season."

  5. 'Liverpool one of the best I've seen'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Manchester City

    More from Guardiola: "Even if we don’t do it, we’ve been on a remarkable run. Every day with this club and these players. It doesn’t matter what happens next. we’ll fight until the end – we’ll see how far we get.

    "Tottenham is an incredible team and club. They are an incredible organisation. We are fighting with the best Liverpool ever, one of the best teams I’ve seen in my whole life.

    "If we win, we’ll be so happy."

  6. 'Foden more than ready'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Manchester City

    Guardiola on goalscorer Phil Foden: "Foden is more than ready. He scored a goal, he fought a lot.

    "Playing in the Premier League is an incredible experience for him, he’s so dynamic and adds extra intensity into our game.

    "I wanted more attack and aggression in the box, he has the capacity with his work and ability, today was tough against top players and he did well."

  7. 'Title still in our hands'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, speaking to Match of the Day: "Both teams have incredible players with heart and personality. It was a real tough game after our mental defeat on Wednesday.

    "The last two days have been really tough for us. We could have lost the Premier League today – after Wednesday it was really tough. As a footballer, I could not have done what my players have done today. The title is still in our hands.

    "I’ve not done anything. I’ve told my players that if they’ve forgotten what happened it’s good but if it still hurts then it’s good.

    "Those 10 seconds of joy and happiness to devastation. That kind of experience has given us emotions we wouldn't have had. Today our fans were incredible.

    "We give absolutely everything."

  8. 'I accept penalty decision'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur

    More from Pochettino, on the claim for handball against Kyle Walker: "I’m not going to complain. I try to be fair in my comments. The referee was in a good position, I think it was a clear handball but I accept the decision not to give a penalty."

    On the race for the top four: "We will try to win our games. We are working so hard. It will be tough because we are fighting with big teams."

  9. 'We deserved more'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino speaking to Sky Sports: "I’m not frustrated with the result - that’s football. It was an even game and we deserved more, at least a draw.

    "The man-of-the-match was Ederson but in football this sometimes happens. I’m so happy with the performance in very difficult circumstances.

    "We competed really well and we had clearer opportunities than them. Just because you deserve it, doesn’t mean you always get it."

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    Pep Guardiola has just told Match of the Day Liverpool are "one of the best teams I have seen in my life".

    Over to you, Jurgen...

  11. We had everything to lose - Guardiola

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports: "A lot important. Important for the race for the Premier League. We know we cannot drop points. It was tight, they had more chances than the previous two games. After defeat Wednesday the last two days were tough.

    "We came back with this sunshine, the effort of the players was incredible.

    "Twenty four months doing that, when you have 100 points and 86 now... after what we have done last season, being in the final of the FA Cup, the team was incredible this season and that's why they don't have to show me their character.

    "They (Tottenham) don't lose anything, we lose the Premier League today (if City lost)."

  12. 'We have to play game by game'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, speaking to Sky Sports: "Manchester City are a very tough team, we knew after the game we worked hard but that's football - sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

    "I am not a right back but tried to do my best. I tried to play in the team. I am a bit frustrated as I thought we had some chances.

    "We have to play game by game, very focused because every team in the Premier League is hard."

  13. Get Involved


    Imran: After a couple of sub par performances against Crystal Palace and Spurs in the CL. Ederson has just put in a MOTM performance.

    Gbadero Toluwalope: Manchester City! Probably the best team I've watched since my 13 years of following football. 22 points from a possible 27 from top six clubs, should easily make it 25 at Old Trafford. They deserve really some accolades!

  14. 'It will live with me forever'

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    More from Phil Foden, speaking to Match of the Day: "It still hasn't fully sunk in. I am just happy to help the team and get the goal.

    "It's my first Premier League goal so it will live with me forever.

    "We knew what they were about because we have played them twice already. It's hard and we looked a bit leggy but we got the job done.

    On only his second Premier League start: "It was a bit of a surprise but I am ready for whenever it comes.

    "We know we have to win every game to win the Premier League. A few of the lads will watch it (Cardiff v Liverpool) I'll watch it so we'll see what happens."

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    Amrul Choudhury: Looks like Spurs will need to win the European Cup to get back into Europe next season...

    Roger Warren: Just a reminder, that's twice this week Spurs have lost to City. Glad that squeaking through on away goals is making their fans feel better. :)

    Khan Karn: Kyle Walker punches the ball and no one says ANYTHING? This is why we need VAR

  16. 'I look up to every player'

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    Manchester City

    Manchester City goalscorer Phil Foden, speaking to Sky Sports: "Kun (Aguero) did great to head it back to me. Luckily I was on the line to head in. I am just happy to help the lads today.

    "Being an attacking midfielder I am always trying to be in the box and today it paid off.

    "Every player I play with I look up to and try to learn from."

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    Bernardo Silva refuses to take the man of the match award, instead handing it to match-winner Phil Foden.

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    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Etihad Stadium

    Phil Foden is a Frank Lampard-style player. He's got that box-to-box quality and he gives Man City something that they don't have otherwise.

  19. Three points, and a sigh of relief

    Man City 1-0 Tottenham

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    The relief at the Etihad was palpable at the final whistle - on the pitch where City players were hugging each other, and in the stands, where their fans are still doing the same.

    Boos for referee Michael Oliver as he leaves the arena - no surprises there.

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    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

    You could feel how nervous the Man City fans were. There was no singing. There were no flags being waved.

    But it was a masterclass in dealing with pressure by Pep Guardiola. It wasn't dominant, it was just managed by City.