Man City 1-2 Spurs:(match review)
Match review: The industrious warriors,the lads of Tottenham Hotspur provided us with yet another tremendous performance,as Mauricio Pochettino masterminds a 2-1 victory over Man City,a team with an endless amount of class, quality and wealth. The Lilywhites cut Leicester’s deficit at the top to just two points, as our title surge and sheer tenacity stuns the rest of English football into silence.
Lead out by our captain Hugo Lloris the lads walked out in to the majestic Etihad stadium to face fourth placed Manchester City in what was our biggest game of the season so far. Our high pressing philosophy was put in to place from the start,as we looked to overwhelm a City side lacking the supreme fitness our lads possess, and our lads looked comfortable in play as we dictated the tempo in the early stages of the match. However,ten minutes in the formidable argentine Sergio Agüero found the ball due to the resulting corner, however the Man City icon blazed the ball surprisingly high into the stands. A little after ten minutes later the speed of Raheem Sterling caused our defence problems, as he found some space from with in the box to hit a thunderous volley which was superbly blocked by the valiant Danny Rose. Rose was thumped right in the chest as he kept the score at nil nil. There were to be no more significant chances in the first 45 minutes as we bossed the centre of the park with the quality presence of Dembele and Dier, we had an impressive 65 percent of the possession in the first half.
Within minutes of the restart Agüero again went close for the sky blues,as he squandered a massive opportunity, Agüero fired the ball into orbit after it rebounded to him. Although, a mere three minutes afterwards a huge slice of luck presented itself to Spurs, a Danny Rose cross hit the elbow of the rising Sterling. To both sets of fans amazement Mark Clattenburg awarded the penalty, with Harry Kane taking the stand. Kane sent Hart the wrong way 1-0 to the Spurs! With the away fans sent into sheer delirium. However City soon found the hunger in their bellies as they looked to avenge our lead, an immediate impact took place as on the 57th minute Yaya Touré hit a ferocious strike from 18 metres which Lloris beat away from danger. Shortly after his introduction for City, the young Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho swiftly took the joy away from the Spurs fans. After being found by Clichy on the edge of the box the wonder kid side footed the ball high into the roof of the net 1-1!
With 15 minutes remaining the Spurs players were unwilling to settle for a draw and their tenacity and superb stamina proved too powerful for City.Substitute Érik Lamela
sprinted with the ball at his feet towards the goal as he thread a perfect ball through the legs of Otamendi as it reached the birthday boy Christian Eriksen, whose deft touch and composure in front of the goal sealed the victory for the Spurs, as he slotted the ball low and beyond the reach of the helpless Hart, 2-1 Spurs! It was a nervy end to the game and in the 95th minute Lloris saved us with his determination and utmost courage, as he palmed the ball away from Otamendi who clattered in to him,but Lloris had done enough as Silva’s follow up was acrobatically volleyed over the bar. The final score Spurs 2-1 Man City a famous victory from Pochettino’s lads as their hard work paid off, our togetherness and belief can win us the league. Our fans overwhelmed with joy as the pride flows higher and harder then ever. Bill Nicholson and Danny Blanchflower would be proud. We can do this COYS⚽️
-Match facts: -Eriksen’s goal was his 5th in the league this season
– Kane’s penalty made it 16 league goals for him this term
– 4 different Argentines played in the match
– Spurs only had 6 goal attempts to City’s 19