Manchester City open the gap at the top with a win over Tottenham

Man City 3-0 Tottenham: Ilkay Gundogan scores twice after Rodri penalty as Pep Guardiola’s men go seven points clear

Ilkay Gundogan’s incredible scoring run continued with two goals in Manchester City’s stylish 3-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola’s side pulled seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

With City already leading through a first-half Rodri penalty, Gundogan fired his first through Hugo Lloris – who had a game to forget – and then outmuscled Davinson Sanchez for a long pass forward from Ederson before tucking in number two to take his tally to nine goals in nine Premier League games in 2021.

Worryingly, Gundogan limped off with a groin problem soon after, but by then he had already put City in complete control against a poor Spurs side who only really threatened when Harry Kane hit the woodwork with an early free-kick and Gareth Bale tested Ederson late on.

City, who are unbeaten since losing to Spurs in November, extended their record run to 16 wins in a row across all competitions, while Jose Mourinho’s men remain eighth, four points off the top four.

Tottenham were largely limited to counter-attacks, with Tanguy Ndombele shooting at John Stones after one driving run before Kane almost gave the visitors the lead against the run of play after winning a free-kick off Aymeric Laporte on the edge of the City box and then firing against the woodwork.

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