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Alan Shearer was unhappy after one incident that took place during Man City vs Tottenham

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Manchester City beat Tottenham in a thrilling encounter. The Blues won 2-0 and are now on top of the Premier League table. The Treble winners are two points ahead of Arsenal. However, today will be the decider of the Premier League title winner. Despite the positive result for Man City, one upsetting event that took place was Ederson’s injury. The Brazilian goalkeeper injured his head after a bad collision with Tottenham’s Cristian Romero. Ederson was still playing on the field for a few minutes after receiving medical attention. Technically, the goalkeeper should have been subbed off immediately because it was a head injury. However, Ederson was given a few minutes to play before Stefan Ortega came on.

While speaking about this incident, Alan Shearer said,

“Before you go on, how on earth was he allowed to stay on the pitch? We talk about the protocols and the head injuries and everything else, how on earth was he allowed to stay on the pitch?”

The football pundit further added,

“If you ever needed evidence that you need a temporary substitution rule to be brought in then that was it the other night.” 

Additionally, it is necessary for a rule to be made to protect players with head injuries while also minimizing the disturbance of the game.

What did Pep Guardiola say about his side’s performance against Tottenham?

Pep Guardiola was impressed with his team’s performance against Spurs. Man City put up an unbelievable display compared to their previous away games with the Lilywhites.

While speaking after the game, Guardiola said,

“Deserved it? I think so but football is about scoring, not conceding and the statistics were really good today. Past when we come here, we could not score and could not win. We are really pleased of course to win against this team away, score a goal and go through. We defend the title and the way we play, we proved we defend it really well.”

The City manager further said,

“Unbelievable. The performance was top, top class. These players prove again the reason why they have done what they have done in the past.”

Additionally, Guardiola said that the last game is the hardest one as it will be the decider. Anything could happen in the games today but one thing for sure is that it will surely be thrilling.

Ederson will miss Manchester City’s last Premier League game of the season

Manchester City will be facing West Ham United at the Etihad today. The Blues will fight for victory as a win could make them title winners. Moreover, if Man City win the league, it will be their fourth consecutive title. Pep Guardiola could use the same starting 11 that played against Tottenham only with Stefan Ortega replacing Ederson. Although Ederson will be missed, Stefan Ortega has been no less this season. The German has kept 3 clean sheets in 8 games. Moreover, Man City’s back line could consist of Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, and Josko Gvardiol. As for the Blues’ midfield, Rodri and Mateo Kovacic will mostly start along with Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, and Erling Haaland at the attacking front.

An intense Premier League title race will end today

This season’s Premier League title race was intense. It was initially a three-way title race between Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. However, Liverpool’s two losses and two draws in the last six games led to their fall, out of the race. Moreover, being Jurgen Klopp’s last season at Anfield, Liverpool was expected to win. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Manchester City are currently leading the table with 88 points, while Arsenal are only two points behind the Blues. Now, depending on today’s match results the Premier League winner will be known. If Arsenal manage to defeat Everton and Man City lose to West Ham, the Gunners will be crowned the 2023/24 Premier League winners. However, if Manchester City win against West Ham, they will win the title despite Arsenal’s result.

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