Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City faced off for the third time in the space of ten days this afternoon, with City emerging victorious on this occasion, thanks to an early goal from Phil Foden.
The 18-year-old’s goal in the fifth minute was enough to decide the match, despite Tottenham creating numerous chances to equalise and maybe even take a lead.
The game lacked the goals of the midweek clash but there was still plenty of incident, with both sides having numerous chances. In the end, City were grateful to have a solid performance from Ederson, who made some key saves to deny Son and Moura.
City did have chances to extend their lead – Sergio Aguero’s effort blocked at close-range by an excellent Toby Alderweireld and Raheem Sterling was kept out by Paulo Gazzaniga’s outstretched leg. The hosts’ looked twitchy in the final 15 minutes of the game as our gaffer threw Llorente on the field.
Before Llorente came in, Moura had a good chance to make it 1-1, only for his low shot from the right angle to be blocked by a combination of Stones and an onrushing Ederson.
Despite all the pressure in the final 10-15 minutes of the game, where City were constantly pinned back, we eventually didn’t do enough in front of goal. Defeat at the Etihad means we stay in third but could be in fourth if our north London rivals Arsenal win tomorrow against Crystal Palace.
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After the 1-0 loss to City, here’s how our fans reacted on Twitter.
Good performance, just not our day, HEADS UP
— ZGold26 (@Gold26Z) April 20, 2019
We knew we’d probably lose this today, win the next 4 and we’re in the top 4, it’s still in our hands, come on you spurs!
— Dan (@theravingcrew) April 20, 2019
Team played well …… just unlucky with the chances ……Foyth had a damn good game
— nik kelly (@nikkelly7) April 20, 2019
Win, lose, or draw. I’m Tottenham till I die!⚪💙 #COYS
— Agis Zalfa Verenia (@ZalfaAgis) April 20, 2019
I think it was a good thing to do this much even though there were many injured players!
— You made it. (@0UjDe2LdKiLwGV9) April 20, 2019
Very unlucky today – played well 👍🏿👍🏿
— Who’s next (@whotunes) April 20, 2019
Plenty of passion and equal with shots on goal but noyhing going for us today. We could of collapsed after 5 mins but we stayed strong but we should of taken those chances and deserved at least a point. Onto next week against BHA where it really is 3 points and nothing else COYS
— Darrell Hegerty (@darrellh59) April 20, 2019
Good effort fair play 👍
— Chocky✌️ (@Chockyy24) April 20, 2019
Good Effort 👏 #COYS
— Hakan Yılmaz Ayan (@MaJestiGa) April 20, 2019
Outstanding effort. Given the chances we had we might have got something from the game. More of this next week and we’ll be fine.
— Terry Dignan (@TerryDignan) April 20, 2019
Foyth was massive
— Heung-Min Son is my dad (@melancholy_m00n) April 20, 2019
Foyth was brilliant! 💪
— Shahadat Albiceleste (@Fideo_SH) April 20, 2019