It has been a scintillating first half between Tottenham and Man City at the new stadium in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have pressed City high up the field and have not given the City midfielders any time on the ball.
Tottenham have created the better opportunities from open play but the visitors had a great chance to go ahead early in the game after they were awarded a controversial penalty.
Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled the ball as he dived to block a shot, even though there was no appeal from the City players themselves.
However, Hugo Lloris produced a brilliant save from Sergio Aguero’s penalty to deny the visitors the lead.
Since that point, Spurs have looked much more likely to score, and City have rarely troubled the Lillywhites’ defense going forward.
Spurs fans were mostly content with their side’s display in the first half, while others were angry at the referee’s decision to give Man City a penalty.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to the first half:
One of our best halves of the season: high tempo, relentless work rate, winning the ball back quickly to deny City the opportunity to find their rhythm, consistently creating openings with our perpetual movement and incisive passing.
Final score prediction: Spurs 0-4 Man City
— Low-Block Counter Est Facere (@bankruptspurs) April 9, 2019
Bit rubbish they pick & choose when to use VAR & when to not. Using VAR for a penalty absolutely nobody in the ground claimed for & then deciding to not use it for elbows being thrown around left, right & centre. What a joke!
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) April 9, 2019
Dele gets his criticism but he always shows up in big games. He’s fighting hard tonight 💪🏽
— Craig Mitch (@CraigxMitch) April 9, 2019
Not even a consideration from the referee to go to VAR for Fernandinho elbowing Harry Kane in the back of the head.
Looks like a definite red card in itself, imagine our surprise … 🧐
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) April 9, 2019
City fans are singing btw… you just can't hear them. Its so loud
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) April 9, 2019
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