3 changes Manchester City need for a win against Tottenham Hotspur

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Eriksen notched his second goal of the day via a brilliant free-kick in the 63rd minute, but surprisingly, the dubious goals panel awarded the strike to Harry Kane after his testimony and video replays which appeared to indicate a minor flick off his shoulder.

With Harry Kane being awarded Tottenham Hotspur's second goal against Stoke City by the Premier League, the Englishman's tally for the season has moved to 25.

Alli said: "Of course that [the way Liverpool played] can work".

"Of course he never thought that this situation was going to go on to such big things when he was so, so, so, so certain that he touched the ball", the Argentinian added.

"I promise it's not a big deal".

Nonetheless, Pochettino takes the view that it was his forward's goal and that there is harmony in the Liliwhites camp about the decision taken.

Hovering just above the drop zone, the Eagles are in more immediate danger of slipping into the bottom three, while Chris Hughton's men are four points better off with a game in-hand too.

"I'm still not sure who scored the goal at Maribor when Roberto (Firmino) and Mo (Salah) both went in, but I saw both celebrating".

I care about the three points but it was a club decision to appeal.

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He said: "It is not a big deal, I promise you".

Manchester City will win a third Premier League title if they beat both Spurs and then Swansea City at home on April 22, but their skipper wants them to do it in the same style they have exhibited all season, starting at Wembley.

The wheels look to have come off the Citizens' wagon at precisely the wrong moment, and with Spurs finishing the season strongly, much as they did last season when winning 12 of their final 13 games, it promises to be another week of waiting for City as the hosts take all three points.

Spurs have won six in a row and are unbeaten at home in the league since their opening game at Wembley this season as suggestions that they'd struggle in their temporary home were greatly overstated.

"Results are good. We need to think about the strong points of Tottenham, try to win the game. We need to show ourselves that we can compete".

"Everyone went into the quarter-final with this emotion that we have to win, we can do it".

Guardiola has never lost four in a row as manager but he faces a hard test this weekend with a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham. City would love to replicate that result and be able to lock up the league title after failing to do so last week.

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose will miss Saturday's game because of a calf injury.

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