Tottenham Hotspur destroyed the table topper, Manchester City, at Etihad Stadium. With two goals of Harry Kane, the Spurs netted three goals against the home team. This defeat opens up the title race again. Manchester City are now six points ahead of their closest rival, Liverpool. The Citizens, however, have played a game more than the Klopp boys. So, if Liverpool wins the next match, the points gap will come down to three.
Spurs 3-2 City
Manchester City welcomed Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium last night. Pep Guardiola, the home team manager, set up the team formation with 4-3-3 in this match. He made some changes in the squad. Guardiola deployed Bernardo Silva as the center forward and Sterling and Foden as the wingers. On the other side, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte played his team in a 3-4-2-1 formation. In this match, Conte used two wing-backs against the Citizens.
However, the visitors stunned the entire Etihad stadium by scoring an early goal. It was a brilliant counter-attack by Kane, Son, and Kulusevski. Harry Kane passed the ball towards Son, who made a magnificent solo run from the midfield. Finally, he crossed the ball inside the box, and Kulusevski converted it into the goal.
Conceding an early goal, the home team started playing very aggressive football. But they had to wait until 33 minutes to find the equalizer. Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored that goal for the Citizens. So, the first half ended in a 1-1 tie.
Returning from the break, the Spurs scored again. Son Heung-min, who assisted on the first goal, also contributed to the second. Harry Kane netted the ball in the 59th minute from his cross. However, it looked like the Spurs were winning the match. But the drama was yet to come.
In the injury time, Christian Romero blocked the shot of Bernardo Silva inside the box. But the match referee declared it as the handball after the VAR check. As a result, Manchester City got a penalty kick in the 90+5 minutes. Riyad Maharez took that shot and made no mistakes. So, the home team equalized in the injury time. Surprisingly, however, the away team also scored again. Harry Kane scored that goal in the very last moment of the match. That goal earned three points for the Spurs.