Last time Tottenham came up to the Etihad stadium, they got smacked 6-0. Pochettino took his new spurs team to the Etihad with a lot more confidence and looking to avoid any slip ups.
Tottenham lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Lloris and Chadli fit. City started comfortably, controlling the game with ease. This was broken when tottenham started to get into the game and Ryan Mason was gifted his chance on a plate, however it was saved by Joe Hart. Lloris was being tested but Tottenham were holding well, until the 12th minute when Sergio Aguero slotted home a beauty.
1 minute and 39 seconds later, Christian Eriksen slotted home the equaliser, lining up an exciting game ahead. Tottenham were soon put out of their happines as Lampard went down inside the box with ease and referee John Moss pointed to the penalty spot. Sergio Aguero got his second of the afternoon, sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way. In the 24th minute there was a minutes applause for Tom Clarke. The tottenham fan passed away recently, aged 24. City were soon forced to take Frank Lampard off and bring on Fernandinho due to a thigh injury.
There was a sense of another City goal, and another penalty was awarded however this time, Hugo Lloris denied Sergio Aguero to keep Tottenham in the game. As the game progressed, it became clear that the next goal will be crucial, and as both sides went in for half time (MC 2-1 TH), the hunger grew. City came into the second half with many shots at Hugo Lloris, however he was denying them. As ten minutes went, Pochettino made his first changes to the team, bringing Townsend and Dembele om for Lamela and Capoue. Just after the 60th minute, Tottenham were given a golden chance to get back into this match, when Soldado went down in the area and a penalty was awarded. Soldado vs Hart, and Soldado missed his first penalty for Tottenham from a good save made by Joe Hart to keep City in front. The miss proved to be costly, as four minutes later, City were awarded their third penalty and Fazio was controversially sent off. Aguero faced Lloris from the spot for the third time, and for the second time, he scored his hat-trick goal. This was the killer goal that broke Tottenham hearts and almost certainly secured a City win. 10 minutes passed and nothing happened until Sergio Aguero fired his 4th of the afternoon past Hugo Lloris, which ment he had scored all of City’s goals.
The full-time whistle blew and the game ended as City 4-1 Spurs. The score doesn’t reflect how well we played and it could have been 2-2 at one stage. The red card ruined a thrilling game, not a bad performance!
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