Tottenham – Manchester City 2–0
Most issues went improper for Manchester City within the large recreation in opposition to Tottenham. Eliminated in penalties, abused loopy probabilities and pink card.
Tottenham’s signing Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min determined the match with two objectives within the second spherical. Thus, José Mourinho took three essential factors.
Now the London workforce is 4 factors behind Chelsea within the essential fourth place. City are in second place, 21 factors behind the excellent Liverpool.
Could not make the judges determination
– It’s pink brief seven instances per week. The penalties of such a deal will be disastrous, thunderous TV 2’s Jesper Mathiesen paused.
The episode the knowledgeable responded to, occurred after solely 12 minutes. Raheem Sterling planted the shocknuts proper within the leg of Dele Alli. The Englishman writhed in ache, a number of Tottenham gamers surrounded the referee and shouted on the pink card.
Judge Mike Dean gave Sterling a yellow card instantly. The video judges took one other take a look at the incident, however concluded that the cardboard ought to stand. José Mourinho was livid with the rating up to now. There was little doubt that he disagreed with the decide’s determination.
– Here the pink card stinks. It might not look so dangerous at first look, however when we see it in reprise, I cannot perceive and perceive how this isn’t a pink card. See Dele Alli’s ankle right here, it is about to be break up in two, Mathiesen stated.
Alli lastly obtained on his ft and continued the battle.
Dramatic first spherical
The first spherical was clean, however stuffed with controversial conditions. The first large probability of the match got here after 26 minutes.
Manchester City’s star striker, Sergio Agüero, was launched simply contained in the sixteen meter. The Argentine delivered a superb shot, however Hugo Lloris obtained only one foot on the ball. Thus, the shot went within the bar and out, earlier than the ball was cleared.
– What a contact it’s from Lloris. If it had not been 1-0, Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher commented.
Ten minutes later the temperature was at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Agüero went to the bottom after a sort out by Serge Aurier throughout the sixteen meter. Dean first let the sport go, however about two minutes later he obtained a message on his ear. The video judges thought it was punishing.
Ilkay Gündogan took the penalty, which was saved by Lloris. Both the French goalkeeper and Sterling hunted for the return. The Manchester City participant went to the bottom, which Lloris believed was Sterling’s overs. It led to a squabble between a number of gamers. Again, the video judges needed to take motion, concluding that it didn’t maintain a brand new penalty.
The second spherical continued the place the primary ended. The away workforce was given a big alternative simply minutes after the remaining.
Several gamers lined as much as give up after City ended up in a three-on-two scenario. Sterling discovered Gündogan alone in entrance of objective, however the German completed excessive over objective.
Then got here the turning level of the sport after simply over an hour performed. When City had been unable to get the ball into objective, Tottenham got a counter-attack. Oleksandr Zinchenko noticed no different choice however to entice Harry Winks. Thus, the Ukrainian obtained the second yellow card and march order of the match.
Tottenham took benefit of the persuasion. Only two minutes later, the white-clad leaders stepped up. New signing Steven Bergwijn took the ball down the chest, rotated the physique and completed brilliantly within the far nook. The celebration that adopted was emotional.
“I love to watch football players show such feelings,” stated TV 2 knowledgeable Nils Johan Semb.
After 71 minutes, the house workforce doubled the lead. This time it was Son Heung-min who ignored City’s final probability. Again it was a superb ending.
It ended 2-Zero to Tottenham within the large match.