Premier League: League-leaders Manchester Metropolis thrash Liverpool; Harry Kane evokes Tottenham to win

Premier League: League-leaders Manchester Metropolis thrash Liverpool; Harry Kane evokes Tottenham to win

Impressed by Gundogan’s targets and Phil Foden’s fashionable show, Metropolis moved 10 factors away from fourth-placed Liverpool after their first win at Anfield since 2003.

Premier League: League-leaders Manchester City thrash Liverpool; Harry Kane inspires Tottenham to win

Manchester Metropolis’s Ilkay Gundogan scores towards Liverpool. AP

 

London: Manchester Metropolis left Liverpool’s title defence in tatters as Ilkay Gundogan’s double and two pricey errors from Alisson Becker impressed the Premier League leaders’ dazzling 4-1 win, whereas Harry Kane starred in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory towards West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Impressed by Gundogan’s targets and Phil Foden’s fashionable show, Metropolis moved 10 factors away from fourth-placed Liverpool after their first win at Anfield since 2003.

The troubled champions had been blown away by Pep Guardiola’s facet, who grew to become the primary crew to attain 4 instances in a league recreation at Anfield in 12 years.

Metropolis maintain a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester United and have a recreation in hand on their native rivals as they eye a 3rd title in 4 seasons.

They’ve received 14 successive video games in all competitions to equal the report for an English top-flight membership, set by Preston in 1892 and Arsenal in 1987.

Regardless of the extended absences of Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, Metropolis have shrugged off their gradual begin to the season and sit in pole place to win the title.

In stark distinction, Liverpool are in disarray after dropping three consecutive residence league video games for the primary time since 1963.

They’ve received simply two of their final 9 league matches as accidents and fatigue take their toll.

Gundogan blasted a Thirty eighth-minute penalty into the Kop after Fabinho’s journey on Raheem Sterling.

However the Germany midfielder acquired again in Guardiola’s good books within the forty ninth minute after Sterling’s incisive run unhinged the Liverpool defence.

Sterling discovered Foden contained in the Liverpool space and when his low shot was parried by Alisson, Gundogan was readily available to thump residence from close-range.

Liverpool had been gifted a penalty within the 63rd minute after Metropolis defender Ruben Dias allowed Mohamed Salah to latch onto Trent Alexander-Arnold’s lengthy go and responded by pulling him down.

Salah took the penalty himself, displaying Gundogan the way to do it as he shot excessive into the web for his twenty second objective this season.

However Alisson made a fair greater mistake than Dias within the 73rd minute when the Liverpool keeper’s sloppy go was intercepted by Foden.

Foden made an outstanding run via the center of the Liverpool defence earlier than slicing again for Gundogan to complete from nearly on the road.

Alisson’s nightmare wasn’t over and within the 76th minute he once more conceded possession with a woeful go.

This time, Bernardo Silva was the beneficiary and he chipped a cross to Sterling, who headed into the empty web.

England midfielder Foden capped the rout within the 83rd minute, minimize in from the fitting to blast previous the shell-shocked Alisson.

Kane again in type

Jose Mourinho admitted Tottenham “rely” on Kane after the Tottenham striker delivered a dominant show on his return from damage.

Mourinho’s facet had misplaced their earlier three Premier League video games to place their top-four hopes in peril.

Revitalised by Kane’s sooner than anticipated return from an ankle downside suffered towards Liverpool, Tottenham acquired again to profitable methods simply when the under-fire Mourinho wanted it most.

Premier League Leagueleaders Manchester City thrash Liverpool Harry Kane inspires Tottenham to win

Harry Kane in motion towards West Bromwich Albion. AP

Kane had missed the final two video games, however he made up for misplaced time by opening the scoring within the second half on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Kane’s twentieth objective in all competitions this season took him to 208 targets in 317 Tottenham appearances — stage in joint second place alongside Bobby Smith within the membership’s all-time scoring listing.

The England captain’s milestone objective was adopted by a Son Heung-min strike moments later to kill off West Brom.

“He is without doubt one of the greatest strikers on this planet. Interval,” Mourinho stated. “There’s nothing else to say. The crew relies upon rather a lot on him, we won’t cover that.

Leicester stay third after a 0-0 draw at Wolves.

Jamie Vardy made his return from damage off the bench for the ultimate half-hour and had Leicester’s greatest likelihood in stoppage-time when he headed extensive from close-range.

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