MNF review: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville on Monday Night Football

Also on MNF: Form of Anthony Martial and Ross Barkley discussed

Image: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were in the MNF studio

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were in the MNF studio as Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Tottenham. Here's all you need to know from Monday Night Football...

Neville dissects Martial form

Neville took an in-depth look at Anthony Martial on Monday Night Football, explaining why no Manchester United player has left him more confused in the last decade and what he needs to do to move to the next level...

Read in full HERE!

Anthony Martial applauds fans after Newcastle win 4:13
Gary Neville assesses the positives and negatives to Anthony Martial's game after an improvement in the Frenchman's form.

'Barkley can become England must'

Carragher thinks Ross Barkley could soon become a "must" for the England team and has analysed how he has improved this season at Chelsea.

Read HERE or WATCH below...

Ross Barkley celebrates after extending Chelsea's lead 4:20
Jamie Carragher analysed Ross Barkley’s recent performances and the areas of his game he has improved on since his move to Chelsea

The report

Riyad Mahrez's early goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley to send them back to the top of the Premier League.

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Riyad Mahrez scored early on for Manchester City at Wembley
Image: Riyad Mahrez scored early on for Manchester City at Wembley
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Stat of the Match

Mahrez pays tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha

Mahrez paid an emotional tribute to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after scoring the winner for Manchester City against Tottenham on Monday.

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An emotional Riyad Mahrez paid tribute to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The managers

Mauricio Pochettino: "I saw the ball go into Erik and I said goal but now watching the replay of the action the ball has just bounced before the boot of Lamela and that is why he missed the opportunity.

"I think it was a great match in difficult circumstances. I feel very proud, the effort was fantastic and we competed really well. It was a little bit of a shame because we conceded after five minutes. That was difficult but the team was good and I'm happy with the performance."

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Mauricio Pochettino said the early goal made things difficult but praised his side's performance, despite their defeat to Manchester City

Pep Guardiola: "In the last three, four or five games Riyad Mahrez has played every game and he's playing at a high, high level. He knew the owner personally. For all the Leicester family and for Riyad, of course, it's tough, it's complicated. But here Riyad was focused and he did a great job.

When asked if the Wembley pitch was acceptable: "It's a question for the Premier League and Tottenham. We were invited today to come here for the fixture but hopefully they can solve that problem."

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Pep Guardiola says his side need to be more clinical and concedes their missed chances almost cost them victory against Tottenham

Nev and Carra's Spurs debate

Neville and Carragher discuss Pochettino's time in charge at Tottenham and disagree over whether the board should have invested more.

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Mauricio Pochettino was unhappy with his side's relaxed approach to the clash at Watford 5:14
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss Mauricio Pochettino's time in charge at Tottenham and disagree over whether the board should have invested more

Neville on Poch-Real Madrid links

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino
Image: Neville and Carragher discussed Pochettino's future

Neville believes Tottenham would have a "real problem" if Real Madrid were interested in making Mauricio Pochettino their next manager.

The Spanish club sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui on Monday evening, after just 14 matches in charge, with the news breaking during Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Monday Night Football.

Pochettino said before the game "this season my feeling is the worst" and explained "the club is not focused completely on winning titles" as their plans to move into a new stadium have been hit by delays. And while former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and interim boss Santiago Solari are favourites to replace Lopetegui, Neville believes the Spurs manager is capable of taking over at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"What I would say is a bit of a worry are Mauricio Pochettino's comments. I said before the game it's the first bricks in the foundations of potentially wanting to leave and during the game tonight the Real Madrid coach has been sacked.

"If you are Real Madrid and you are thinking 'Where can I get a manager, where's the next manager?' He speaks Spanish and has been a coach in La Liga. That is an appealing job for anybody in world football.

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Nev and Carra's Spurs row

The pair then went head to head again over Spurs' spending following their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Read the transcript HERE or WATCH below...

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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher went head to head over Tottenham's spending following their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Monday Night Football

MNF Tweets

Nev had a supporter in former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar...

Twitter Q&A

Carra and Nev answered your Twitter questions...

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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville debate the best captains they played under at Liverpool and Manchester United
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher explain the pressures of being local players at major football clubs.
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