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Manchester City back on top after tense win over Tottenham

Manchester City back on top after tense win over Tottenham

"Of course it is going to be tough, Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world and a clear favourite to win the Premier League and Champions League", Pochettino told reporters on Tuesday.

Foden, 18, scored the only goal of the game inside five minutes as City hosted Tottenham for the second time in 72 hours.

"I'm not frustrated with the result", Pochettino said. "So I'm just waiting for that".

Son scored the victor as Tottenham claimed a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the quarter-final, then bagged a brace in a 4-3 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, which saw the London side progress on away goals.

"Phil is an incredibly talented player and we have to pick him in the right moment". "We needed his capacity to press high". He has the quality to arrive in the box. "I have to speak with the doctor, so I am not sure, but my feeling is it is nothing serious".

Sergio Aguero put City in command of the tie after the break but Fernando Llorente swung it back in Spurs' favour when bundled in another goal from a corner after 73 minutes.

"I'm still sad but I'm very positive guy", said Son, who scored twice in the opening 11 minutes when Tottenham and City each scored twice.

A further breakdown of the players nominated revealed that three Man City stars and two from Liverpool made the cut. For Paulo Gazzaniga and Juan Foyth this was their first action since dropping out of the FA Cup in late January.

Despite seeing fellow 2017 Under-17s World Cup victor Jadon Sancho leave City to gain first-time experience at Borussia Dortmund, Foden is determined to stick it out.

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He said: "Both teams have incredible players with heart and personality".

"I think he will be fit". Everyone has their own plan.

The pressure was being felt, with Spurs also in need of points in their bid for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.

Manchester City take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday and the Citizens could very well be without Kevin De Bruyne.

There's nothing better than the Champions League quarter-finals at the moment.

After a fifth successive away league loss, third-place Tottenham is only one point ahead of London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

"I want to win it, but I will not judge if not". "Now it's about trying to be strong and recovering the energy".

Son and his team-mates could not hide their joy at the full-time whistle after surviving a ghost goal from Sterling in injury-time - correctly ruled out for offside by VAR.