Manchester City's Guardiola relishes Spurs test

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Just minutes later, De Bruyne extended City's lead and he would also win a penalty later on.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no bad blood between him and Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City boss dubbed Spurs "The Harry Kane Team".

In Pep Guardiola's second season in charge, the Cityzens have rampaged to the top of the league by eleven points - 14 points if they keep their -0 lead against Tottenham in Saturday's late game.

However, the fact that Spurs scuppered City's unbeaten start last season will give them hope that an encore is possible. We need to win today, tomorrow and in one year and two, three, four years.

The Belgian midfielder scored the second - a powerful strike that beat Hugo Lloris for pace - as they moved 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester United's game at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

"I never complain if another team celebrates because sometimes it's good, after you lose, to hear everything that happens in the other changing room", Pochettino said.

"I want to tell you that when we won our games, like at Huddersfield or at Wembley against Stoke, the players put the music on and it's so loud".

Christian Eriksen grabbed his fifth league goal of the season to get Spurs a consolation goal and make it 4-1.

"I think we are here to win titles". They are a very risky team. "Of course for us it's a tough game but in the same way a fantastic challenge and an exciting game".

Tottenham have the chance on Saturday to finally bring an end to City's current 15-game all-time English winning record, and by doing so will stop themselves falling out of the final Champions League spot.

Walker will provide one of the principal subplots and when Pochettino discussed the project at Tottenham, in which an emphasis is placed on incremental gains and the long-term vision, it rather invited the question about whether players had the patience to stick around until it came to fruition.

"It's important to play better, that is the most important thing". We tried to play, but they were better, we have to congratulate them.

Look for City to dominate possession at home, even against a Spurs side that likes the ball as well. The same fate befell Guardiola's outstanding teams at Barca and Bayern after long winning runs.

"We're going to play, for me, the best team today in Europe, not only in England - because they're in their best form".

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