Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham: Phil Foden fires City back to the top

Foden fires nervy citizens to top of the league
Foden fires nervy citizens to top of the league

Phil Foden scored his first Premier League goal as Manchester City beat Champions League conquerors Tottenham 1-0 to return to the top of the table.

Four days on from their dramatic quarter-final exit at the hands of Spurs, Foden’s fifth-minute header sealed a priceless victory for Pep Guardiola’s side on an incredibly tense afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

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Heung-Min Son spurned four first-half chances as Spurs threatened to haunt City again, while a handball from Kyle Walker went unpunished midway through the second half.

But City held their nerve, securing a 10th successive league victory that moves them a point clear of title-rivals Liverpool. Spurs remain third, a point clear of Arsenal having played a game more.


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