Jamie Carragher names player who won Man City the Premier League title

Jamie Carragher names player who won Man City the Premier League title

After making a fantastic save to thwart Son Heung-min from scoring, Jamie Carragher declared that Stefan Ortega, the backup goalkeeper, basically won Manchester City the Premier League title.

Man City came out as winners against Tottenham in their crucial Premier League match on Tuesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s men needed to win in order to reclaim the lead at the top of the Premier League standings.

This was Man City’s last big test in the title race and they came out as winners against Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham.

However, it was not easy and there was a moment in the match that could have lost Man City the Premier League title.

After Manuel Akanji lost possession, Son was clear through on goal one on one against the Man City goalkeeper.

Ortega, who came on for the injured Ederson, saved the one on one that kept Man City in the lead.

Carragher said on the Gary Neville podcast after the match:

“[Tottenham] gave Man City more problems than I’ve probably seen anybody give them for a long time, in terms of the chances they created.

Man City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega saved a certain goal for Tottenham.

“Ortega, tonight alone, has won them the Premier League title. Obviously a lot’s gone into that over the season but when you look at this game, if he doesn’t make those saves at 1-0, Arsenal will win the league. That’s how close it is.”

The former Liverpool defender compared Ortega’s save to Vincent Kompany’s goal against Leicester City that stopped Liverpool from winning the league.

“When I think of me a few years ago as a Liverpool fan, watching Vincent Kompany put that shot in against Leicester, that is that moment now for Arsenal fans,” said Carragher.

Man City have one hand on the title

Man City are now favourites to win the league on the final day of the season.

They host West Ham United while the Gunners host Everton on a nail biting final day.

Guardiola and his men are hoping to make history by winning their fourth Premier League title in a row.

Barring a twist on the final day of the season, Arsenal’s wait is set to continue for their first Premier League title since 2004.

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