The Premier League has just returned and we’ve had our second clash inside TOP 6 – this time between Manchester City and Tottenham. When we think about the duels of both teams at Etihad Stadium, the first association is an amazing rematch in last year’s Champions League edition ended with a 4: 3 result. As you can see the players of both teams had this match fresh in their mind but Late VAR drama ruin another Man City win against Spurs.
Final : Manchester City 2- 2 Tottenham (20 ‘Sterling, 39’ Aguero – 23 ‘Lamela, 56’ Lucas)
From the beginning Manchester City imposed its playing conditions. There was everything that characterizes the Manchester City led by Pep Guardiola, crushing advantage in possession of the ball. The only thing missing was the goals which fell after 20 minutes, when Kvein De Bruyne’s cross was finished by the reliable Raheem Sterling.
However, 3 minutes passed and we already had a draw. Manchester City napped heavily in the defense phase so that completely unattended before the penalty area Erik Lamela could shoot.
Man City denied another late goal against Tottenham by VAR… months after their controversial Champions League quarter-final as Pep Guardiola laments inconsistent decisions: ‘It’s hands from Fernando Llorente, sometimes it’s not hands’ https://t.co/yTqDE845Qd pic.twitter.com/tkOT4IO7rn
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 17, 2019
It should be noted here that Ederson made a mistake which was clearly misaligned. Lamela was the first shot of Tottenham in this match, indeed, the first threat at the goal of the hosts.
After the goal, the picture of the match did not change much. It was still Manchester City that dominated over the visitors. De Bruyne who played an incredible match, sent a flat cross into the penalty area which Kun Aguero finished off with his first ball.
The Belgian should have one more assist but at the end of the first half his next great pass was missed by Ilkay Gundogan. It is worth remembering the unique control of the Bernardo Silva ball from the first half.
In the second half we had the continuation of Manchester City’s domination. Literally every minute we had a dangerous situation at the goal of Hugo Lloris – they tried Aguero, Bernardo, De Bruyne but there was a lack of precision in the finish.
And again the effect of Manchester City’s crushing advantage was a goal for Tottenham. Lamela’s corner kick, Lucas Moury’s head shot and we have 2: 2.
FULL-TIME | No stoppage time glory for @gabrieljesus33 whose goal is chalked off by the VAR meaning it ends all-square on another drama-packed evening the Etihad.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2019
After this goal, in the added time of the game, a goal was scored by Gabriel Jesus. However, the joy of Manchester City supporters was very short because after consulting the VAR the referee did not recognize the goal because Aymeric Laporte who played the ball with his hand. Amazing story, considering that in April in the clash between these teams also no goal was scored for City in the added time of the game. The only difference is that it was then in the Champions League.
— MAX POWER (@Max_Power_1234) August 17, 2019
The match ended in a draw but the result completely does not reflect the course of the meeting. Cities were better today in every element.