Key victories that carried Man City to Premier League title

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Man City came into the tie a wounded team, after suffering a derby heartache against Manchester United last weekend and mid-week's frustrating Champions League exit in the quarter finals. Sterling did well to get into great goalscoring positions, stretching the Tottenham defence, and though he did miss a couple of easy chances, he scored the third and exorcised some of his demons from the previous weekend, when his profligacy in front of goal was one of the reasons his side lost to United.

But, they couldn't keep the clean sheet for long as Christian Eriksen finds the back of the net in the 42ndd minute after benefiting from a poor defensive play by Aymeric Laporte as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure. Watford has also allowed the most goals at home in the league, so the -120 over on the 2.5 total has good value.

Guardiola knows the Premier League is one hard slog but his time have oozed true class and will be worthy champions.

City were the last team to beat Spurs in the Premier League, way back in December, and Pochettino says they will be worthy winners.

The way Guardiola and his players celebrated this win showed how much the PL success means and how relieved they were to get back to winning ways.

Relegation-threatened Crystal Palace (+550) host Liverpool (-205, draw +340) in one of the Saturday betting matchups, with Liverpool no doubt preoccupied with a Champions League quarterfinal first-leg match against Manchester City on April 10.

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Once ahead, Ridgefield continued to apply constant pressure, opening a seven-goal lead at one point in the second half. Jason Perez had two goals and three assists in the loss, with Dylan Dubitzky and Spencer Sands adding an assist each.

Beyond the inevitable title win though, it has been a season of records broken by the Shark Team, and more may still follow before the campaign ends.

"But today was a hard game".

Sane nearly scored City's third goal on 29 minutes only to be denied by Davinson Sanchez who raced back to block the German's effort. "Sometimes it goes for you, but we have to accept this is the game". That's the advantage they had. ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 16 ― Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party. City dominated but it took a spectacular strike from Kevin De Bruyne to settle the game. Despite wins over United, Liverpool and Arsenal at Wembley, they were outplayed and outsmarted by City on the night.

"The most important thing now is to be ready for Tuesday". They are awesome, they are incredible.

Guardiola admitted he will not watch United's game on Sunday, though he does not expect them to slip up against the league's bottom-placed club.

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

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