But they wasted no time in shutting up their critics and were 2-0 up by just the 25th minute as they cruised to a 3-1 win which ended Spurs' record of 14 games unbeaten.
Quoted on the club's website, he said: "When you play against these type of teams - and for me, Manchester City is the best in the Premier League - you can not concede and provide the opportunity for them to play like they played in the first 25 minutes". The Citizens needed to eradicate these doubts, and they did, putting in a brilliant performance, that led to their comprehensive win.
"We started the game really really really bad", Pochettino added. Liverpool dispatched them 5-1 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals and United improbably came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium and prevent City from sealing the title in fairytale fashion.
There was no sign of City's recent troubles as the visitors immediately found their groove and could have led with only three minutes on the clock.
City started the brightest and nearly took the lead on three minutes but Leroy Sane's shot crashed off the post.
They are already all-but assured of Champions League qualification for 2018-19, but still have work to do in order to get over the line.
Erik Lamela fired a long-range shot in the 31st minute but his effort went wide in the 31st minute, but Manchester City continued to show dominance as they came close to score the third goal after a nice drive by Sane. "We can not compare to them".
We're champions now and thank you to all of you, It's an incredible season. "It's fantastic because we're working with different tools". Similarly, the second goal resulted from a swift counter-attack that eventually saw Hugo Lloris come way off his line and foul Sterling to concede a penalty (although contact happened outside the box), which was dispatched easily by Gundogan.
"Yes you have some moments where you go for yourself because that's how it is, but more often than not, seven times out of 10, I understood that we had to win and we had to score, not me". I will have to watch it again on TV, but the referee can make a mistake like the first half where we made a mistake, so I am not going to complain. "I think we need to keep pushing, winning games and a massive three points against Manchester City", he said. Whatever happens at the end of the season both of us will have had good seasons and we both enjoy it. The absence of Heung-Min Son definitely made it easier as he may be Tottenham's most unsafe wide attacker at the moment and this may have played a role in why Pep felt comfortable doing this.
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, Islamabad "condemns the use of chemical weapons anywhere by anyone". Trump said at an event in OH that the US will withdraw its troops from Syria very soon and let other people take care of it.
However, he just scored big time at the box office , directing and co-starring in the horror film " A Quiet Place ". That's an impressive number for a movie that reportedly cost about $3.5 million to make and was shredded by critics.
Russian Federation has described the reports of a chemical attack as a "provocation" created to justify Western intervention. The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and unsafe actions ... that would have consequences beyond conjecture".
However, the Afghanistan sensation feels that the matches like there are needed as they can serve as a wake-up call for the side. Average total for the teams batting first at this venue is 165 and the corresponding for the same while batting second is 166.
On Sunday Bojanic said he voted to "put an end to the reign of an autocrat who wants to turn Montenegro into a dictatorship". In the run-up to the vote, local newspapers have alleged electoral fraud, saying many dead people figured on voters' lists.
The way the guys played tonight in front of me, we blocked I don't know how many more shots tonight than we did the other night. Regardless where the game is we're going to have to play much better (on Sunday) than we have in the first two games.
Al Horford is averaging 24 points and 12 rebounds while Jayson Tatum is averaging 19 points and four assists. The Boston Celtics didn't turn any heads on Sunday, but they came away with a Game 1 win anyway.
Kalil and his wife are Kurdish and he says most of their relatives live in the northern city of Afrin, near the Turkish border. They're not resettled refugees; both have become USA citizens, but Kalil says many of their relatives still live in Syria.
But the Republican who ended up being personally criticized wasn't the president, but exiting House Speaker Paul Ryan . Nancy Pelosi of California, said she hoped Ryan would work constructively on bipartisan goals before he leaves.
Tantramar region shows its support for Humboldt
Ethan, a leukemia patient, proudly displays his Maple Leafs jersey as he and his mother visited Regional Hospital's Met Campus. Aside from wearing jerseys, the Bridgewood students also made artwork for a commemorative wall in their school's lobby.
Kathua Rape: Justice will be served, says Jammu Police
This has not gone down well with the residents of Kerala, who are inundating her Facebook page with anti-BJP messages. Pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party, he alleged.
Brace for heavy rain, high winds in East Mississippi
Be sure to have means of getting weather alert either with a weather radio or the Action News 5 First Alert Weather app. A wild storm bringing blizzard conditions up north is pummeling the Kenosha area with a Lake Michigan storm surge.
Tax deadline not until Tuesday this year
Representatives with Quality Tax Service also advise residents and small business owners to hold on to all receipts and invoices. Still, he said, even if a person can not pay everything he or she owes, it's better to file it that day than not file it at all.
Girls Lacrosse: Eastlake 10, Olympian 4
Scannell also chipped in with three draw controls and a ground ball, while Graziano collected four ground balls and three draws. Johnson scored two of her three goals and added an assist during the run, while Scannell notched a goal and assist .
Kim Kardashian West hires a party bus for high school reunion
The reality star posted some photos on Wednesday from vacation in Turks and Caicos with sister Kourtney, and then deleted them. Talking to her fans, she confided, 'So my friends are anxious that we're going to run into people that they were mean to.
Malaga 0 Vs Real Madrid 2
Zidane, however, maintains his team fully deserved to go through. "I'm disgusted when people say it was a robbery". I am mad about what has been said after the game about us. "We did very well and we're in the semi-finals".