Tottenham Hotspur put in a terrific performance to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final last night.
City went into the game as overwhelming favourites but it was Mauricio Pochettino’s side who maintained their unbeaten start at their new stadium.
While clear cut chances were few and far between for both teams, Tottenham attacked and defended with more purpose than their visitors.
However, it was City who had the most clear cut chance to take the lead when they were awarded a controversial penalty in the thirteenth minute following a VAR review after Danny Rose was deemed to have handled the ball when he tried to block Raheem Sterling’s shot on goal.
Thankfully for Spurs, justice was done when skipper Hugo Lloris dived to his left to claw away Sergio Aguero’s spot kick.
Spurs grew into the game from that point on and eventually found the winner deep into the second half when Son Heung-Min cut inside from he left and produced and powered a low shot underneath City keeper, Ederson.
Former Tottenham midfielder and current academy coach Ryan Mason took to social media to react to the result, and the 27-year-old felt Spurs were good value for the 1-0 win.
Brilliant tonight! Fully deserved that ! #COYS
— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) April 9, 2019
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