Conte had to be the man to stop Pep Guardiola’s excellent Manchester City.
Antonio Conte had to be the man to stop early celebrations at the Etihad had City clinched three points from the contest.
It had to also be him to stop the Premier League from being branded the Farmers’ league with City opening a gap of 9 points at the top of the summit.
The Italian intervened to bring the roof down at the Etihad on Saturday evening with a stoppage time winner from England striker Harry Kane.
Harry Kane’s winner came shortly after City had equalised from a Riyadh Mahrez penalty beyond the 90 minutes.
Conte whose side had mastered the art of defending deep and catching City on the counter needed this win to convince the big boys at Spurs that he was the right man for the job.
He had earlier told the media he needed so much to convince his Spurs team that they can be world beaters.
The Italian will obviously have thrown at the faces of Daniel Levvy that his side can go all the way next season if resources are available to him in the break.
Conte will be happy one of his signings at the closing hours Dejan Kulusevski was crucial to his team’s mammoth win at the Etihad.
After scoring in the 4th minute, Dejan went on to help Harry Kane grab the winner in the 95th minute.
Spurs have blown the title race wide open and it certainly is going to be hot with Liverpool having overcome relegation strugglers 3-1 at Anfield.
The Spurs’ win will make the fixture between Liverpool and Manchester City even more exciting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXD_R87x514
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