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Manchester City coast to victory over Tottenham in Nashville

City coast to victory over Spurs in Nashville, Pochettino plays down Walker boos
By PA Sport

30/07/2017 at 14:45Updated 30/07/2017 at 16:54

Manchester City coasted to a 3-0 International Champions Cup victory over Tottenham in Nashville.

New signings Ederson, Danilo and Kyle Walker were all named in the City starting line-up but it was John Stones who opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game.

Raheem Sterling and Brahim Diaz then added further goals in the second half to wrap up victory.

City opened the scoring when Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick flicked off the wall and fell to the feet of England centre-half Stones, who made no mistake from close range.

And Sterling doubled the advantage with 16 minutes when he waltzed through an almost static Tottenham defence and turned the ball past Michel Vorm.

Victory was wrapped up in stoppage time when Tottenham failed to clear their lines after a series of shots were blocked and Diaz popped up to make it two goals from two games with a simple tap in.

It was Walker's first match against Spurs since joining City from Mauricio Pochettino's side and his former manager played down the fact that fans booed the full-back.

Mauricio Pochettino the head coach / manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives the ball to Kyle Walker of Manchester City during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Nissan Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Nashvi

Mauricio Pochettino the head coach / manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives the ball to Kyle Walker of Manchester City during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Nissan Stadium on July 29, 2017 in NashviGetty Images

“I totally understand. Fans showed they are disappointed with the situation but the Tottenham fans love him really.

“He spent nine years at the club. It is not personal. It is not a big issue. It is only to show him they were disappointed he left.”

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