Tottenham VS Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspurs started the game with the possession and let Manchester City know they are in a game from the first whistle. Son Heung-min picks up the ball just inside the Manchester City territory and drives past Aleksandar Kolarov before blazing a shot over the bar. Not a great chance to attack but Hotspurs did make a nice try and truly paying attention to the game.
That was close! Hotspurs owning the first three minutes on the clock but Manchester City almost got the first score as Jesus Navas’ low ball across the six-yard box is almost turned goalward by David Silva, but his effort deflects out for a corner.
Panic covers to the Hotspurs squad as they struggle to clear the ball from the corner, but they eventually steal the ball to safety before it drops kindly for a Manchester City player.
And the Hotspurs hits back immediately with a rapid counter from Son Heung-min playing around the Manchester City defense. John Stones comes across with a firm challenge to turn the ball out for a corner which results in Claudio Bravo being called into a routine save by Dele Alli.
GOAL! TOTTENHAM 1-0 MAN CITY (Kolarov OG 9)
Hotspurs diligence pays off as Aleksandar Kolarov turns the ball into the back of his own net! Tottenham Hotspurs squad wins the possession from the high up field and play Danny Rose into space on the left. Aleksandar Kolarov whips an unexpected shot into the box towards Son Heung-min which flies over his team-mate but cannons off Aleksandar Kolarov and beyond Claudio Bravo via the post. What a spectacular play Hotspurs! Manchester City behind for the first time in the Premier League this season.
Another close attack from the Hotspurs! As Son Heung-min races in behind the Manchester City defense. He tried to drill a low effort past Claudio Bravo at his near post, but the Chilean goalkeeper keeps the effort throughout with his foot.
The Hotspurs are completely providing Manchester City a big problem especially in midfield. Wherein it turns out to be an onerous afternoon for Fernando?span style=”background-color: #f5f6f5″>Mouta?/span>and Fernandinho Roza. This high level of intensity game coming from the Hotspurs squad cannot go on for the duration of the 90 though, so Tottenham will have to make the most of this while they are leading.
Manchester City squad are exerting immense pressure when in possession, especially on Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero attacking as soon as they receive the ball.
Yellow Card ! An impressive close control from Hotspurs midfielder Dele Alli on the edge of the Manchester City territory as he contrives in between four players before getting a reckless foul from Nicolas Otamendi.
Another close shot again coming for the Hotspurs! Christian Eriksen looks to giving Claudio Bravo an eye to eye contact before whipping the free-kick across the face of Manchester City goalkeeper but his effort misses to target by half a yard.
No penalty for Sergio Aguero as he was been sent on the ground in the Hotspurs area by Jan Vertonghen as the pair compete to meet Aleksander Kolarov’s driven cross. It was an incredibly close decision.
Manchester City is having fun with their best spell of the game. As a drop in Hotspurs’ intensity allows them to start moving forward. However, a series of vigorous challenges from Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko ensuring the defense at the back will be secure.
Hotspurs shifts up the gears as the ball is worked around the front three before Danny Rose receives on the left. He looks to strike another enticing cross into the area but Pablo Zabaleta blocks the attack, sending the ball into the air where he draws a foul with Dele Alli.
Offside! Again Hotspurs tried to come forward as Son Heung-min plays Erik Lamela into space on the left, but the offside flag comes to Manchester City’s rescue.
Yellow Card! Sergio Aguero carries the ball till the edge of the Hotspurs area. From there Wanyama brought him to ground.
A wonderful save from Tottenham in a penalty free-kick! Sergio Aguero takes the free-kick, curling it around the Hotspurs wall and calling Hugo Lloris save the ball that is coming from the left.
Nikolas Otamendi escapes from a second yellow card for tripping Dele Alli which caused mass protests from Hotspurs.
GOAL! TOTTENHAM 2-0 MAN CITY (Alli 37)
The second goal from Dele Alli of the Hotspurs! Manchester City looks to have broken up the promising attack, unfortunately, the ball deflects to Son Heung-min and made a world class pass for Dele Alli steer past Claudio Bravo.
Yellow Card! Danny Rose had heated altercation with Jesus Navas which saw the Hotspurs left-back push the Manchester City winger in the chest.
HALF TIME: Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 Manchester City
A close one! Manchester City is trying to comeback at second half but gets them into trouble losing to Hotspurs winning the ball high up the field with the Manchester City defense exposed. Son Heung-min picks up the ball on the edge of the Manchester City area but his curling effort drifts wide.
The Hotspurs are showing the same manner like what they have done in the first half of the game. Every player in the Manchester City squad is harassed while in possession.
Raheem Sterling draws a foul from Danny Rose receives a stern word from referee Marriner.
Substitution on Manchester City side! Manager Pep Guardiola switches things up as Ilkay Gundogan replaces Fernando Mouta.
Yellow Card had been issued by the referee to Raheem Sterling sending Danny Rose full-back tumbling to the ground with a late challenge.
Manchester City is already full of frustrations at this moment. If they want to get something out of this game Manchester City should stop giving the ball away.
PENALTY TO HOTSPURS! Things could get even better for Tottenham Hotspurs as Dele Alli sent on the ground by Fernandinho Roza and the referee has no choice but to point to the spot.
Claudio Bravo saves the poor penalty kick from Erik Lamela. Who stroke the ball to Claudio Bravo’s left but unfortunately it was at the perfect height for the Manchester City goalkeeper to stop it.
Substitution from manager Pep Guardiola’s squad! Second change for City so far as Jesus Navas makes way for Kelechi Iheanancho.
For the third time! Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling collide again replays shows Raheem Sterling didn’t intentionally go to hurt Danny Rose.
Raheem Sterling picks up the ball in the left channel tried to penetrate the Hotspurs defense and shoot the ball but his effort is comfortably saved by Lloris.
First substitution from the Hotspurs as Moussa Sissoko! First change for Spurs as Moussa Sissoko, who looks like having a hamstring injury, makes way for Eric Dier.
Sergio Aguero is still trying to make his move on the left wing but he is quickly being defended and dispossessed.
A save from Hotspurs! David Silva slips Kelechi Iheanacho in behind the Tottenham Hotspurs defense but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is quick off his line to save the ball.
Both team’s are exchanging possessions and attacks. Spurs are not willing to just sit back with their lead but the energy of Hotspurs are consistent until now and Manchester City are really trying to come back to this match.
Another great save from Tottenham squad! Manchester City hit Spurs with a slick counter. lIkay Gundogan finds David Silva and passes the ball to Sergio Aguero into space on the left. He drives the ball towards goal but Hugo Lloris able to deflect the ball to the corner.
Manchester City losing hope at this point looks like they are just waiting for the referee to end the match.
The second Substitution by Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Dele Alli leaves the field and received a standing ovation from the crowd on his efforts since the match begins. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou also comes in the last 5 minutes of the game.
The third and last substitution for Manchester City Leroy Sane replaces for Raheem Sterling.
The third and last substitution for Tottenham Hotspurs as Son Heung-min substituted by Vincent Janssen.
Manchester City is throwing everything at Hotspurs right now at the very last minutes but the referee is not yet giving the final whistle.
The will be four minutes added for extra play time at White Hart Lane.
A chance for Manchester City to score and Sergio Aguero still failed to pass through Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
End at full time as the referee conducted the final whistle. Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City match ended in a draw.
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