After the break it was a matter of stopping the visitors. That succeeded, and so the team is almost certain of retention.
On Wednesday, number six will play Manchester United at home against fellow townman and arch-rival City. Four days later Chelsea comes to visit Old Trafford.
Everything for the Champions League
The top four of the Premier League go to the group stage of the Champions League at the end of the season. But a different route is conceivable for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea, if the competition does not succeed.
The Spurs are still in the race for the Champions League victory and Arsenal and Chelsea are in the Europa League semi-finals. The winners of both European tournaments automatically earn a starting ticket for next year's Champions League.
If this happens and these clubs finish in places five and six in the Premier League, the number four of the competition will receive a Europa League ticket instead of a Champions League starting ticket.