Tottenham helped Liverpool get back into the Premier League title race with a 3-2 win over Manchester City, and Ilkay Gundogan admits he has some concerns about the Red Devils
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Tottenham have become a small side for City in recent years, and Antonio Conte’s men overcame a thrilling 3-2 encounter at the Etihad Stadium to once again make the champion feels blue-faced.
Dejan Kulusevski gave Spurs an early lead before Gundogan leveled, but Harry Kane’s double either side of Riyad Mahrez’s late penalty was awarded. Liverpool a lifeline.
The city is still in control of its destiny, but Gundogan has expressed some concerns after the defeat.
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The result means Liverpool can only go within three points of Man City if they win the game against the league leaders, and Jurgen Klopp’s side still face them before the season. finish.
It remains in City’s hands, but Tottenham’s performance reminded Pep Guardiola’s side that they can practically be beaten, as they have lost their third game of the season.
Gundogan remained calm after the final whistle, as he reassured interviewers that they had been in the position, but the German looked a bit concerned as the gap was closed.
“It’s not a situation we’re not used to,” the City midfielder said.
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“We know they will try to do whatever it takes to make our lives as difficult as possible. The good thing is that they still need to come to the Etihad Stadium here, but there are still many games to go.”
Gundogan also didn’t seem to believe Tottenham had won in the dying moments of the game, but noted the objection as he added: “We think we’ve rescued it. If you looking at the whole game, we deserved to win.
“But football is crazy sometimes and today we made mistakes easily. We gave them the ball to have the ability to counter-attack and that cost us the game.
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“They were also very rough in finishing in the front. We had a lot of chances and could have scored a few more goals, but we gave them chances too easily.
“It wasn’t a bad game for us. They defended very deep, especially towards the end of the first half. It wasn’t that easy.
“Sometimes you come across games like this and you need to learn from it. That’s a wake-up call for us. There’s still a long way to go.”
Man City still have 12 games to play, while Liverpool have 13 to play, with their scheduled clash with Leeds taking place next week as the first leg remaining. Champions League knockout matches take place.
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