Man City boss Guardiola makes title admission despite Arsenal slip-up after Tottenham loss
Man City continued their dismal record at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Harry Kane became Spurs’ all-time record goalscorer with his 267th goal for the club.
It was the Citizens’ third successive away defeat in all competitions and kept them five points behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, having played a game more.
And after full-time in north London, Guardiola admitted that City were in no state to consider the title after their latest defeat.
He told Sky Sports: “We are not in the position to think about being champions, just the next game, Aston Villa, we will prepare well and play our game as best as possible.”
City have lost all five trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium without scoring a single goal.
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City remain five points behind Arsenal but have now played a game more than their title rivals, opening the opportunity for Mikel Arteta’s side to extend the lead again.
The two clubs clash for the first time in the league this season at the Emirates Stadium on February 15.
Before the mammoth meeting, City host Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium while Arsenal welcome Brentford to north London next weekend.
Another slip-up against Villa could prove fatal to Guardiola’s title hopes, given the Citizens are already travelling to the Emirates on the back of three successive away defeats.
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Published at Sun, 05 Feb 2023 19:21:00 +0000