Harry Kane on golden boot race: Salah has had an fantastic season

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Manchester City was humbled 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool in the Champions League quarterfinals, two results wrapped around a 3-2 loss to archrival Manchester United in a match in which the Citizens could've wrapped up the title with a win.

― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 16 ― Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party.

Despite those defeats, Pep Guardiola's men have lost only twice in the league this season, and they boast an impressive record against Spurs when they thumped the North London side 4-1 at the Etihad back in December.

City got off to a lively start and were almost ahead after two minutes when Leroy Sane saw his volley hit the upright. These guys are fantastic, awesome - they are incredible.

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.

Christian Eriksen reduced the arrears in fortunate circumstances, his initial shot blocked by Aymeric Laporte before deflecting back off the Dane and past the stranded Ederson, with Sterling adding the third in the second-half.

"Myself and the players are disappointed the way we conceded goals but there is nothing to worry, we have to try and be ready to compete on Tuesday".

"But today was a hard game".

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Mo-mentous: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates his 40th goal of the season on Saturday.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were also on target as Liverpool moved three points above Tottenham. That shows their growth and how their manager's methods are working just fine as they continue working to establish their dominance over the rest of the Premier League.

Then, finally, Spurs' luck ran out as Jesus fired a low shot in and though an initially unsighted Lloris kept the ball out, Sterling was on hand to hammer the ball into the roof of the net from four yards.

Crystal Palace had been set to drop into the bottom three on goal difference prior to Chelsea's comeback.

Egypt worldwide Salah has been a revelation since returning to English football in a €42m transfer from Roma in July, scoring 39 goals in all competitions. Crystal Palace is even money at plus-1 goals, which conjures up a scenario where they nearly manage to cadge a 0-0 or 1-1 tie.

Swansea couldn't make home advantage count against Everton, but also opened up a five-point lead on Southampton just above the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw.

Burnley's unlikely pursuit of a Europa League spot continued with a 2-1 victory over Leicester thanks to goals from Chris Wood and Kevin Long.

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