Jamie Carragher explains how Spurs exploited Manchester City

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Tottenham Hotspur maintained their unbeaten start to the new Premier League campaign with a hard-fought point at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side certainly had the better of the proceedings and had a remarkable 30 shots, including 10 on target at Hugo Lloris’ goal but could only beat the Frenchman on two occasions (Man City official).

Tottenham hit back on both occasions to bring themselves level with goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Tottenham have highlighted a weakness in the Premier League champions.

Lucas Moura found the back of the net within nineteen seconds of coming onto the pitch as a substitute and was the unlikely scorer from a corner with a glancing header to make the score 2-2.

The former Liverpool defender highlighted City’s issue of defending set pieces as something which other clubs could look to take advantage of in future matches.

Carragher told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports Premier League TV channel from 7:00pm on 19/8/19: “The encouragement for other teams is Man City look like they have a slight problem at set pieces and it isn’t just what happened at the weekend,”

“Teams like Tottenham are exploiting it. That is the one area where they do look like they have an Achilles heel.

“The problem for teams is getting a corner in the first place because they are that good.”


Despite all of the stats being in favour of City, a 2-2 scoreline and an important point for Spurs on the road is not something which we can turn our noses up at.



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  1. Everything I’ve seen from pundits of the BBC or Sky have really annoyed me with regards to the City game!
    We went their with no Son, no Dele, no Sessegon, no Foyth and Lo Celso barely knowing any of his team mates was our 2nd best attacking option off the bench.

    I think it was impossible for Poch to start Moira, as he’d have been shattered by half time chasing shadows in the first half.
    Kane was useless throughout that game but we had no other option with Son and Dele out.
    Last season we lose that game, a few years ago we lose that game badly yet pundits are moaning at how he set up to soak up their pressure!
    The only other choice he had was playing a back 3 and pushing KWP and Rose high up, risking exposing the back 3


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