Ilkay Gundogan’s outstanding scoring run continued because the German midfielder grabbed a superb second-half brace with Man City sealing a record-breaking 16th straight win by beating Tottenham 3-Zero on Saturday.
Gundogan has now registered 11 objectives in his final 12 Premier League video games and performed a starring position for Pep Guardiola’s males on the Etihad who prolonged their lead on the high to seven factors.
Spurs went near taking the lead after 15 minutes when Harry Kane curled a free-kick towards the submit.
City made probably the most of that reprieve and went forward with a penalty within the 23rd minute after Gundogan was introduced down by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Gundogan, who missed a spot-kick final week, this time deferred to Rodri and the Spaniard’s low shot simply crept previous the dive of Hugo Lloris.
The 30-year-old doubled City’s lead early within the second half. Sterling was closely concerned after a weaving run into the field and the German fired a shot inside Lloris’ close to submit.
It was a slick end though the France goalkeeper could really feel he ought to have performed higher – a view which Clive Allen and Trevor Sinclair – talkSPORT’s two co-commentators on the night time – resonated with.
“The drive from eight yards out went beneath Hugo Lloris, however he needs to be far stronger and maintain that out,” ex-Spurs striker Clive Allen mentioned.
When quizzed by Clive Tyldesley on whether or not it was an error from Lloris, Sinclair responded: “I feel so.
“It was a weak proper hand at his close to submit attempt to get the ball out. It’s on track that’s the very best you’ll be able to name it – Hugo Lloris wasn’t adequate once more.”
City claimed a outstanding third aim simply after the hour.
Ederson picked out Gundogan with an extended ball excessive and the German managed brilliantly to each wrong-foot Davinson Sanchez and create a taking pictures probability from the place he slipped the ball previous Lloris.
The end result left Spurs sitting eighth within the desk whereas City sit fairly on the high of the Premier League with a sport in hand over their nearest rivals Leicester.