I want to break more Premier League records -Salah

Maricruz Casares
Abril 16, 2018

Speaking to reporters at Wembley, Pochettino said: "We started the game off really, really badly".

Sandwiched between thumpings from Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final (5-1 on aggregate) was a devastating 3-2 defeat to bitter derby rivals Manchester United despite being two goals up.

Burnley earned their fifth straight league win with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Turf Moor to boost their chances of possible Europa League qualification.

"We have to congratulate Manchester City because they are very close to winning the title". Since then City have faced United, who came from behind to beat them at the Etihad and Liverpool, who did a similar comeback victory.

Pep Guardiola put his A team on the field on Saturday night, with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus all inserted into the line-up. Happy, and satisfied. Relaxed enough to declare he was going to play golf with his son rather than watch second-placed Manchester United play West Bromwich Albion in a match that will have implications on his team's ability to clinch the title.

As the half wore down, Spurs slightly improved and pulled a fortuitous goal back three minutes before the break when Aymeric Laporte's attempted clearance cannoned off the shins of Christian Eriksen and into the corner of the net.

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However, this time there was no second-half collapse as City should have ran out even more convincing victor.

"What a number. Wow!" exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season.

The Argentinian was particularly scathing about the types of goals conceded by his side against City, adding: "We conceded from a long ball, a penalty that wasn't and a set-piece - goals we can't concede". "For him, for the boys, it's fantastic and today he certainly didn't look like he doesn't want to score in the next few games".

Kane is in a stiff competition with Salah for the Premier League golden boot, with the England striker having 25 goals to his name this season behind Salah who leads the goal scorers chart with 29 goals. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored the other two goals.

Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within seven points of Spurs with a stunning eight-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three. Though the foul was right on the edge of the box, the referee pointed to the spot and Gündogan hit a flawless penalty kick to make it 2-0 in the 25th minute. "We have got five finals to play, after that we will see".

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.

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