As for City, being a whole 16 points ahead of United means that if the Red Devils lose or draw their home game against bottom of the table West Brom tomorrow, City will be crowned champions.
Liverpool provided the flawless blueprint for how to beat City, having now done so three times this calendar year, but Alli insists that Spurs will do things their own way in search of another huge victory.
Man City team: Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Jesus.
Ilkay Gundogan took the responsibility and sent Lloris the wrong way from 12-yards out to double City's lead.
City still has a virtual lock on the league championship, but would prefer not to keep any doomsday scenarios alive with another loss this weekend.
Lloris palmed Jesus's shot to Sterling and the winger drilled into the roof of the net to leave City fans singing "we're going to win the league".
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Gabriel Jesus and an Aymeric penalty handed City a two-goal start before Christain Eriksen reduced the arrears before the break.
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However, Olivier Giroud came off the bench to finally kickstart his Chelsea career with his first two Premier League goals for the club either side of Eden Hazard's leveller.
The runaway leaders have seen their Champions League hopes torn to shreds by Liverpool and were denied, if only temporarily, their title celebrations by derby rivals Manchester United last Saturday evening. After a handful of missed opportunities at Wembley, question marks over his finishing undoubtedly remain, but the England international's character was the latest attribute to show signs of improvement as finally took his chance to propel City to the brink of the title.
Otherwise a City victory in their next game against Swansea on 22 April will be enough.