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Sane Speed and silky Ilkay: Talking Points

PINPOINT: Ilkay Gundogan's header nestles in the bottom corner.

PINPOINT: Ilkay Gundogan's header nestles in the bottom corner.

Four topics for discussion following City's 16th successive Premier League win...

1 Earn the right to play

The tempo of the game was relentless from the first whistle and at times the game became overly physical.

City didn't shrink from the challenge, but stuck to the footballing principles Pep Guardiola has ingrained, battled and earned the right to win the game.

TOGETHER: City's winning run continues...



City v Spurs: Extended highlights

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2 Gundogan gain

The Germany midfielder ghosted into the box to head home unmarked for the opener and he seemed to grow in confidence thereafter.

A shoulder dropped here, a stepover there, we had a glimpse into the Gundogan trickbox and we liked what we saw!

The more minutes he gets, the better his condition will become and we can look forward to plenty more performances like this.

The flipped pass with the outside of his boot in the run up to Sterling's first goal was a joy to behold.

City v Spurs: Match verdict

3 Electric Sane

Spurs simply couldn't cope with the winger's electric pace, especially in the first half.

He takes off from a standing start like a Formula One car and he repeatedly breached Spurs' last line to pull dangerous balls back.

When he finds space down the flank like he did before his assist for the third goal, he is almost unstoppable.

ROCKET RAHEEM: Raheem Sterling tests Spurs' defensive resolve.



City v Spurs: Brief highlights

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4 De Bruyne brilliance

The Etihad Stadium crowd was still bristling from Dele Alli's challenge on De Bruyne when the Belgian bolted down the inside channel and thundered a left-footed shot pas Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea, Leicester and now Spurs have felt the full force of De Bruyne's 'wrong' foot in what is turning into a virtuoso season from the 26-year-old.

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