Guardiola will play golf as City await title

City and United was a heated affair. Pic BEN STANSALL  AFP  Getty Images

City and United was a heated affair. Pic BEN STANSALL AFP Getty Images

Guardiola said: "The moment he can increase his average chances to score a goal, he will become one of the best players in the world".

It is the team's first league title since 2014.

Will United be able to topple their rivals next season and win back bragging rights in the city?

The FA Cup has already passed City by after a shock defeat to League One Wigan but the League Cup win adds to two domestic cups with each of his former clubs.

The leaders are 16 points clear of second-placed United and a defeat for Jose Mourinho's men against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday would see City take the trophy.

After the break City withstood a period of sustained pressure from Spurs, before Sterling hammered in the rebound from Jesus' shot to secure all three points in the 72nd minute.

As a result, the Premier League title will be in the hands of the blue side of Manchester for the third time in seven seasons.

"I don't think we deserved to lose, but we gave the opportunity to win the match".

But Pep Guardiola's side made a mockery of such talk to outclass a Spurs side unbeaten in the league since December.

UEFA, on its part, will not be fast-tracking VAR for Champions League or Europa League next season.

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Crystal Palace had been set to drop into the bottom three on goal difference prior to Chelsea's comeback.

Swansea moved five points ahead of Southampton after drawing with Everton 1-1.

A long ball from Kyle Walker saw Gabriel Jesus outpace Davinson Sanchez to race in on goal and finish coolly.

'It's harder. Physicality, climate circumstances, the quantity of video games.

"After what happened this week, to come here and play against Tottenham - one of the best teams with one of the best managers by far - and to play how we did in the first half [was impressive]", Guardiola began.

"So we have six games".

Mohamed Salah is now only the third Liverpool player to have scored 40 times in a season, and there's still a month to go. "The Premier League is the constant - every day, every day, every day - and we were there every day".

Liverpool has 121 goals in all competitions. "The last week was tough for us", Guardiola said. Certain due to the quantities of objectives and possibilities, within the Premier League with the contenders we've got and the place the gamers are so good....

Saints led 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining through Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek. Eden Hazard pulled Chelsea level and Giroud's half-volley seized the three points.

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