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3 talking points as Manchester City show no mercy against Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City make it 16 consecutive wins in all competitions after an emphatic victory over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City are flying high right now after a clean slate victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola picked up another win over his arch-rival Jose Mourinho, courtesy of the goals from Rodri and a brace from Ilkay Gundogan. The Sky Blues are currently sitting on top of the table with a game in hand and can possibly extend their lead by 10 points over the second-placed Leicester City.

A clear dominant win over Tottenham has not only seen Man City extend their lead on top but also avenge an act of sweet revenge over the Lilywhites. The league leaders were handed a defeat last year when they took on Mourinho’s men at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, however, since then, the Sky Blues have gone on a winning trot.

Let’s have a look at some of the talking points from the Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur fixture that was played out at the Etihad Stadium.
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR NEED A NEW CENTRE-BACK THIS SUMMER TRANSFER MARKET

It all seemed to be going well at the start of the season for Tottenham. Jose Mourinho seemed to have found an impenetrable defensive pair in Eric Dier and Toby Alderweirled. However, with half the season underway, Spurs face a serious issue in the defence. The partnership of the Englishman and the Belgian no longer seems to be working and nor does Mourinho have a better alternative option.

Davinson Sanchez was given a start ahead of Alderweirled after scoring a brace in the FA Cup fixture that ended 5-4 in favour of Everton. However, the 24-year-old centre-back was simply awful and was adjudged as the worst player on the pitch after an individual error of his saw Manchester City find the back of the net.

Tottenham Hotspur have no other option but to conduct a summer overhaul and signing a centre-back has to be on top of their list. The club has been linked with players such as Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij in the past, and reconsediring an attempt to sign such players would be ideal.