Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City got their title charge back on track, as they came from behind to beat North London outfit Tottenham Hotspurs 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.
A low-key first half lit up towards the end as Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royale both scored within the space of two minutes.
The home side responded in style as Julian Alvarez and top scorer Erling Haaland both found the back of the net in the 51st and the 53rd minute. Riyad Mahrez continued his purple patch as he bagged a brace to help Pep Guardiola’s side to the three points on offer and also cut the deficit between themselves and table-toppers Arsenal to five points.
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FULL-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 4-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
90′ MIN: A pullout from goalkeeper Ederson meets Riyad Mahrez who caught Clement Lenglet unawares to dink the ball over the on-rushing Hugo Lloris and into the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 4-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (R. Mahrez)
63′ MIN: The turnaround is complete! Riyad Mahrez’s snapshot beats Hugo Lloris at his near post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (R. Mahrez)
53′ MIN: Man City are level as Riyad Mahrez’s header is converted by Erling Haaland.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (E. Haaland)
51′ MIN: Julian Alvarez halves the deficit, firing powerfully into the roof of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (J. Alvarez)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
HALF-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
45+2′ MIN: Spurs are two up! Harry Kane’s cross is parried by Ederson and Emerson Royal heads in.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (E. Royale)
45′ MIN: Spurs take advantage of a defensive mix-up and Dejan Kulusevski slots it past Ederson.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (D. Kulusevski)
KICK-OFF AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs