For the second time in four days could Manchester City on Saturday, walking from the pitch as the victor after a home game against Tottenham.
But where Wednesday's 4-3 victory in the Champions League ended in the downturn and turneringsexit, could Josep Guardiola and co. Saturday leave grønsværen at the Etihad Stadium with a raised brow.
Here there was Premier League points at stake, and Manchester City put three very important of its kind on the account with a 1-0 victory over the London club in a match that ended in a very excited mood. In particular, Raheem Sterling was up in the red field on several occasions, but he escaped with a yellow - like opponent Jan Vertonghen.
the Result means that City jumps up to the top of the table with 86 points, one more than rivals in guldkampen from Liverpool. Both teams have played 34 matches.
Liverpool will get the opportunity to once again take first place, when Jürgen Klopps crew Sunday meetings in Cardiff.
Tottenham is in third place with 67 points.
It is so early in Saturday's match, that there was a repetition of the midtugens målfest on the way.
thus, There was only gone five minutes, when the ball first time was in the net.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva sent from the right side a high ball towards the far post, Sergio agüero, as headede across the field to the only 18-year-old Phil the Foot, that could easily pan the home team in front 1-0.
Shortly after showed Tottenham teeth, and Christian Eriksen had a good chance to equalize, but the dane's shot was parried out for a corner kick.
Phil the Foot early the scoring should not only be the first half only, but also the only.
After the break was that City on the most part.
the home Team had the ball clear and got several times the pressure of Tottenham in the bottom. But it managed not to get expanded the lead.
With about 20 minutes left had Raheem Sterling otherwise an enormous opportunity close to the goal, but instead of kicking the ball into, hit the englishman in the place of Tottenham-goalkeeper Paulo Gazzanigas legs.
however, It was more luck than sense, that increasing the argentinian in the goal was averted yet another City-scoring.
Tottenham was in a few cases the visit is far down on the City's court, but it was never really dangerous, and so was hjemmeholdets victory a reality.