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What a dramatic end to a very exciting and dramatic game. Spurs head back to North London with three points in the kitty but the BIGGEST winners are definitely Liverpool, as they have cut the lead between themselves and the league leaders to SIX points. The Merseysiders also have a game in hand and if they can convert that to three points, then it will only be three points separating the Top-Two sides, with eleven matches left to play. What a title race this could turn out to be!
A first goal for Spurs from winter signing Dejan Kulusevski and a second half brace from Harry Kane have sealed the points for the Lilywhites, who have also now done the double over Manchester City this season.
It’s all done and dusted here at the Etihad Stadium. Tottenham Hotspurs whom many did not give a chance coming into this fixture on the back of three consecutive league defeats, have gotten a shock and surprising victory over Pep Guardiola’s side.
FULL-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspurs
90+5′ MIN: Oh my word!!! Tottenham Hotspurs have stolen all three points here in dramatic fashion. Harry Kane heads the visitors back into the lead from Dejan Kulusevski’s cross from the right.
GOOAAALLLL!!! Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspurs (H. Kane)
90+2′ MIN: Riyad Mahrez lashes an excellent penalty high into the top corner to level the scores. City appears to have nicked a point.
GOOAAALLLL!!! Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (R. Mahrez)
90+1′ MIN: After visiting the Referee Review Area, centre referee Anthony Taylor awards a penalty to Manchester City for a handball by Spurs defender Cristian Romero.
PENALTY!!! For Manchester City
60′ MIN: The visitors retake the lead! Harry Kane finds himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Heung-Min Son, then sends the ball into the top right corner. The assist is from Son Heung-Min.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (H. Kane)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
HALF-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
34′ MIN: Ilkay Gundogan was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball low inside the right post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (I. Gundogan)
5′ MIN: What a start from the visitors! Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski has scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspurs, off an assist from the hardworking Son Heung-Min.
GOOAAAALLLL!!! Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (D. Kulusevki)
KICK-OFF AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
Meanwhile, Spurs shot-stopper Hugo Lloris is set to make his 400th club appearance for the Lilywhites. Congratulations man!!!
Spurs gaffer Antonio Conte has named a strong side that will face the Cityzens, with winter signings Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur among the starters. Usual suspects Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min will spearhead the attack for the visitors.
Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up set to face visiting Tottenham Hotspurs.
Tottenham Hotspurs have a good head-to-head record against Manchester City coming into this tie. They have beaten the Cityzens 26 times, though the men from Manchester have 16 wins while there has been seven draws between the pair. On Matchday One, Spurs defeated Guardiola’s side 1-0 in North London, under the management of former coach Nuno Esprito Santo, though the Portuguese has since been relieved of his duties.
Having seen their lead at the top cut to six points, City have the chance to extend their lead over nearest challengers Liverpool back to nine points if they come away with a win over Spurs. Tottenham on the other hand, must be reeling from their three successive defeats on the spin and would want to throw a spanner in the wheels of the Cityzens, as they chase UEFA Champions League qualification for next season.
Earlier on, the day began with West Ham playing out a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United while there were wins for Liverpool (3-1 over Norwich City), Chelsea (0-1 away at Crystal Palace) and Arsenal (2-1 over Brentford). Other results saw Brighton and Hove Albion succumb to a 3-0 home defeat to Burnley while Aston Villa fell 0-1 to Watford at Villa Park.
Hi soccer fans! We at Apex Football are set to bring you LIVE updates and happenings from the Etihad Stadium as table-toppers and defending champions Manchester City welcomes North London outfit Tottenham Hotspurs in the biggest fixture of Matchday 26.