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Man City's win shows clutch mentality, quality gap over Spurs

LONDON -- There were times on Friday night when it looked like Manchester City were determined to extend their run of never scoring at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but eventually, after 88 minutes and 18 shots, Nathan Aké finally forced one in. As scrappy as it was, it was still worth a place in the FA Cup fifth round and fulfilled Pep Guardiola's outstanding ambition of finally "scoring a goal against Spurs away."

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More than that, though, it earned a 1-0 win at a difficult stadium which will have the rest of the Premier League looking on nervously.