Man City 4- 1 Spurs: Jesus' penalty miss no issue for Pep
EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 16/12/2017
Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 14 points – even if temporarily – as they dispatched off Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.Goals by Ilkay Gudogan, Kevin De Bruyne and a brace by Raheem Sterling gave City a 4-0 advantage, before Christian Eriksen’s stoppage time strike put some respectability on the scoreline for Tottenham.There were several reasons City would have needed to beat Tottenham today – first, to at least maintain their 11-point lead at the top of the table, secondly, to maintain their unbeaten run and clinch their 15th straight win and lastly, to exert some revenge on Spurs for halting their winning streak last season.And to nobody’s surprise – maybe a handful of Tottenham fans – it was Guardiola’s charges who took the initiative from kickoff, forcing the North London club to commit fouls early on. Although Mauricio Pochettino’s side did try to also show some attacking impetus, City had the upper hand.And it was on one of such occasions that they won a corner kick, Leroy Sane stepped over to take it and his inch-perfect cross found the head of Gundogan, with the German having no problems placing it in the far corner, past Hugo Lloris. City were up 1-0!The goal revved up the tempo of the game, as Spurs went on the offensive once again, but there was nothing concrete coming out of it. And 10 minutes after they scored, City were at it again, Sergio Aguero finding time and space, but Lloris was on top of this one, making a world class save there.After that, both sides appeared to apply a little bit of caution, as the chances ceased, but City would certainly be the happier side, as they went into the break with the lead.