Manchester City with one hand on the Premier League trophy

Two goals from Erling Halaand gave Manchester City a crucial 2-0 win over Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League
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Manchester City control their own destiny heading into the final match of the Premier League season following a 2-0 win over Tottenham.

It wasn't a vintage Manchester City performance but Erling Haaland scored twice meaning all Pep Guardiola's side need to do is beat West Ham and they'll be the first ever side to win four Premier League titles in a row.

"I thought we lost a lot of silly balls in the first half but we came out in the second half after having a talking to by the manager and him saying that as long as we can look each other in the eyes at the end of the game and say we have done our best and that he is not going to judge us on this one game," Kyle Walker said after the match.

"What we have done as a collective over the last few years has been fantastic but go out and make sure you go out and give it your all on the pitch."

Haaland may take the plaudits as he scored both goals but for many the hero of this match was back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

Following a collision between Cristian Romero and Ederson, the City goalkeeper was subbed off a couple of minutes later, much to his frustration.

Ortega ended up having to make a handful of crucial saves to maintain City's, at the point the saves were made, one-goal advantage.

The biggest save of the night, and perhaps the one that could decide the title, came in the 86th minute.

Manuel Akanji couldn't control a ball, which ended up being poked away to Heung-Min Son. Son was left one-on-one against Ortega who stood his ground and blocked the shot, much to the relief of Guardiola and the City supporters.

"Today was incredible, the character. We know it wasn't the best game but we must talk about the substitutions," Rodri said. "Stefan Ortega was simply incredible and we have the best goalkeeper in the world. We know it's not done yet. We need the people behind us."

While it may not be done yet as Rodri stated, on paper, this was the hardest test remaining for City. Especially considering Tottenham has had the better of City at home.


Heading into the final matchday of the season, City host West Ham while Arsenal host Everton. With a two point advantage on the Gunners, the scenario is simple: a City win would see them claim yet another Premier League title.