Matchweek 23 Sunday Roundup - City and Spurs Victorious
- Author: Stacy Allen Jan 24, 2019,
Jan 24, 2019, 0:27
Liverpool's compelling 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday heaped huge pressure back onto reigning champions City but they were rarely troubled by a Town side that look a certain bet for relegation this season. Alli could well be set to join Kane on the sidelines after limping off in the closing stages, but what looked like becoming a nightmare Sunday for Spurs at Craven Cottage was saved at the death by Winks. Already missing forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, the team might also be without Dele Alli for an extended period after he hobbled off late in the game with a left hamstring injury. Continue reading for a match preview of Huddersfield against Manchester City with a selected best betting tip. It was not the demolition many had predicted but ultimately it was mission accomplished for City, who have now scored 23 goals without reply and not conceded for 386 minutes.
Against the worst defensive side in the Premier League, Spurs went into halftime with just 1 shot on target, and a goal down. City, who had netted 19 goals in their past three games, were not at their free-scoring best in the first half at the John Smith's Stadium.
Huddersfield, who began life without David Wagner, managed to keep City at bay until the 54th minute when Raheem Sterling headed home Leroy Sane's cross from close range to double the advantage. It was not a vintage display by Pep Guardiola's side but they remain in title contention. It's the opposite for Huddersfield who have won only two games all season with the last of those coming in November.
It was a heartbreaker for Fulham who deserved a point but injury-hit Tottenham opened up a four-point gap over fourth-placed Chelsea and restored their seven-point advantage over Arsenal and Manchester United.
He made an impression too, clumsily gifting Fulham a 14th-minute lead with an own goal. Tim Ream failed to clear and when Christian Eriksen took possession of the ball his delivery was ideal for Alli to head home. That goal saw City reach 100 goals for the season in all competitions. This was their ninth defeat in 10 league games and the result leaves the Terriers bottom of the table and 10 points from safety.
Defeat left Fulham seven points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United and facing an increasingly hard task to avoid being relegated back to the Championship.