Pep Guardiola takes a swipe at Spurs as title race hots up

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Having beaten champions Chelsea on Saturday, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is now turning the heat on their title rivals.

Kevin De Bruyne got the winner for City to secure a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, meaning they've now won six of their first seven games in the league, not conceding a goal since August.

They also smashed Liverpool 5-0 in that time, and have blown their way to the summit of the table.

Spurs are five points behind City and Manchester United in third place, having secured their sixth consecutive away win on Saturday with a 3-0 success at Huddersfield, their best run in 57 years.

They've scored 11 goals in their four games away from Wembley too, though their form at the national stadium has cost them, with no wins in three.

When quizzed about City's title rivals after their own victory on the road, Guardiola made an interesting comment that Twitter was quick to pick up on.

“We have [Manchester] United and the Harry Kane team who scores every game 2 or 3 goals. Jose with United will always be tough," reported The Mirror.

Whether Pep intended it as a jibe or praising Kane for his brilliant form is unclear, but it is more than likely a reflection on the England forward's importance for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Spurs fans weren't happy with the former Barcelona manager on Twitter though, and hit back at Guardiola for his backhanded compliment.

Kane registered his 12th and 13th goals for club and country this season at Huddersfield on Saturday, a remarkable tally considering he failed to score in August.

City's clash with Spurs in December should make for a more interesting one after Guardiola's remarks, as the North London club will have a point to prove.

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