Category Archives: The Guardian

Christian Eriksen grabs the points for Spurs as Brighton wilt at the last

Amid all of the excitement at Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League semi-final against Ajax, it has been possible to forget that their target for the season remains a top-four finish in the Premier League. There was no room for a slip-up against Bright…

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Tottenham 1-0 Brighton: Premier League – as it happened

By | 23rd April 2019

Spurs strengthened their top-four position after eventually beating a Brighton side that defended for their livesRead David Hytner’s report on Spurs’ winLong scores after 7.69 secs in Southampton’s draw at Watford 10.16pm BST Meanwhile David Hytner was…

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Shane Long scores after 7.69sec in Southampton’s draw at Watford

This must count as one of the Premier League’s more surreal occasions, and not just because John Barnes graced this stadium’s turf again, this time with microphone in hand, to bellow a karaoke version of Rocket Man during the half-time interval. More r…

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Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs will not allow top-four focus to shift

By | 22nd April 2019

• Ajax semi-final will not be a distraction, says manager• Tottenham host relegation-haunted Brighton on TuesdayMauricio Pochettino has said he does not even need to tell his squad to focus on the fight to finish in the top four of the Premier League r…

Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City’s ‘special’ Phil Foden

By | 21st April 2019

• Foden, 18, scores first Premier League goal to beat Spurs• Guardiola says of midfielder: ‘He’s sharp, positive, so focused’Pep Guardiola has praised Phil Foden as “special” after the 18-year-old’s winning goal against Tottenham. Foden’s fifth-minute …

Manchester City machine creaks under pressure but title a step closer | Jonathan Wilson

By | 20th April 2019

Pep Guardiola’s champions showed they are human in the fraught 1-0 win over Spurs but another obstacle has been overcome with the Manchester derby up nextAt last some cracks are showing. This has been a title race characterised by the implacable excell…

Guardiola accepts Manchester City’s win over Spurs ‘not our best performance’ – video

By | 20th April 2019

Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League table after a less than convincing 1-0 victory over Spurs. After Wednesday’s dramatic Champions League exit it was a game of fewer chances and drama, despite Kyle Walker nearly giving away a penalty…

Kevin De Bruyne set to miss derby with hamstring injury, says Guardiola

• Midfielder suffers problem in Manchester City’s win over Spurs• Pochettino says next two Tottenham games will be decisivePep Guardiola swallowed his European disappointment to refocus on a domestic treble after returning to the top of the table with …

Manchester City win Spurs rematch as Phil Foden heads them top

Revenge might not be exactly the right word, given the European dimension of Manchester City’s attempted quadruple was probably the one that mattered most to them, but Pep Guardiola will have been satisfied with the reaction his players showed after th…

Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened

By | 20th April 2019

Phil Foden’s first Premier League goal proved just enough to win the points for City on a tense afternoon at the Etihad StadiumRead Paul Wilson’s match report from the Etihad 2.54pm BST Paul Wilson was at the Etihad Stadium for the Guardian and this is…