Tottenham win 3-2 away to leader Manchester City

Tottenham, seventh, surprised this Saturday by beating leader Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to a brace from a reborn Harry Kane, on matchday 26 of the Premier League, and adds more excitement to the fight for the championship, as Liverpool (2nd) and Chelsea (3rd) won.

Despite the dominance of the ‘Citizens’, the ‘Spurs’ scored quickly through Dejan Kulusevski (4), but the Turkish Ilkay Gundogan equalized (33). After the restart, Kane’s feast began. In a defensive error by Manchester City, the English attacker finished off in a pleasant way inside the area to put his team ahead again (59).

The onslaught of the men of the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola had its reward, when the referee whistled through the VAR for a penalty that Riyad Mahrez converted (90 + 2). When everything seemed to indicate that City could take advantage of Tottenham’s discouragement, Kane appeared again, who drilled the opposite goal after an unappealable header (90 + 5).

A few hours earlier, Liverpool, second, beat bottom club Norwich (3-1) after coming back from a goal against, in Colombian Luis Fernando Díaz’s debut as Premier League scorer, while Chelsea, third, won by the minimum (1-0) as a visitor to Crystal Palace, thirteenth.

In the table, Liverpool is close to six points behind the leader and Chelsea thirteen. Manchester City also has one more game played than their two pursuers.

Kosovar Milot Rashica put Norwich ahead (48), but Senegalese Sadio Mané (64) and Egyptian Mohamed Salah (67) turned the scoreboard around in three minutes in favor of Liverpool. Díaz put the finishing touch in minute 81 to ensure a valuable victory for the ‘Reds’.

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For the second time in a week, Liverpool started at half gas, like on Wednesday in their victory against Inter Milan (2-0) in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

But he also needed little time to deal a heavy blow to his rival. Against the Italians at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, they scored twice in seven minutes, against Norwich their comeback came with two goals in four minutes.

Liverpool remains seven points ahead of Chelsea, who returned to English competition after winning the Club World Cup against Palmeiras (2-1) in Abu Dhabi. The ‘Blues’ won at the buzzer, thanks to a goal from Moroccan Hakim Ziyech (89).

Thomas Tuchel’s pupils will have to recover the good feelings before their confrontation against Lille in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 next week. Against Crystal Palace, Belgian Romelu Lukaku only touched the ball seven times in 90 minutes, twice in the first half.

The confrontation between West Ham (5th) and Newcastle (17th) ended in a draw to one. The Magpies, without the Frenchman Allan Saint Maximin and Kieran Trippier due to injury, nor the Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes, due to a technical decision, showed some power and improvement in their game, four months after the purchase of the club by a Saudi consortium. They are now four points above the relegation places of Watford (18th).

For its part, Arsenal (6th) led by Spanish coach Mikel Arteta defeated Brentford (14th) 2-1 through goals from Emile Smith-Rowe (48) and Bukayo Saka (79).

Danish Christian Norgaard closed the gap in extra time (90+3).

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