Tottenham’s chances of finishing 3rd in the Premier League took a big blow as we were defeated 3-1 by Manchester City at Wembley in a pulsating game.
The talk before the match was about City coming back from three defeats in three games and the away side started with a raging fire within them.
Pep Guardiola went attacking again and City bypassed our midfield too easily, to be honest. Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 22nd minute after a long ball from Vincent Kompany.
One became two quickly when Raheem Sterling was brought down by Hugo Lloris and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. However, replays suggested that the contact was outside the box.
Ilkay Gundogan scored from the resultant spot kick but we were given a lifeline when Christian Eriksen bundled in a goal in the 42nd minute.
We tried our best to break down the City defence in the second half but it was Sterling who scored the final goal of the game and made it 3-1 to the away team.
Tottenham have to dust themselves back up as they face Brighton in the league this midweek before facing Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Twitter was ablaze with comments regarding the game and here are some of the reactions.
Match v Brighton every bit as important as Man City. Win Tuesday, and tonight is forgotten #coys
— Come on You Spurs (@spursfan365) April 14, 2018
Disappointing evening. But hey, it’s our first loss in the league in 2018 – can’t win them all. Pick ourselves back up now on Tuesday and we’ve got a massive cup semi-final to win next weekend. Just want that FA Cup; so, so much. Up the Spurs. #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) April 14, 2018
Tottenham against the top sides recently – Juventus and Man City have exposed our space in full-back areas. Trippier & Davies great technically, but are outdone by pace, which is lethal. Sterling and Sanè had a field day! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) April 14, 2018
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) April 14, 2018
Only real positive from that was Lucas Moura. Great 20 min cameo deserves a start on Tuesday ✅⚽️ pic.twitter.com/uvnfrLGamS
— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) April 14, 2018
According to John Moss this was a penalty 😡😡 pic.twitter.com/v3fGFWwS3l
— H (@LittleMissTHFC) April 14, 2018
— Queenie (@KhaleesiBW) April 14, 2018
You have to hand it to City. They deserved to win the game, they were better in every department during the 90 mins.
Congratulations to them on winning the League, thoroughly deserved.
We have to pick ourselves up, win at Brighton and win the FA Cup semi-final next Saturday #COYS
— Chris Cowlin (@ChrisCowlin) April 14, 2018
— India Spurs 🇮🇳 (@IndiaSpurs) April 14, 2018
Thats 9 errors Lloris has made in the PL this season leading to goals. 9. Nine. NINE.
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) April 14, 2018
Rinse, repeat. https://t.co/nVd3TzzqLt
— Matt from coys (@MTTRDDN) April 14, 2018
— Alex R Bridgland (@ABridgland_) April 14, 2018