Tottenham secured a last gasp 3-2 win away at Premier League leaders Manchester City courtesy of two goals from Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski’s early strike in the first-half.
Here are five things we learned from a pulsating encounter:
Thorn in City’s side. Again
Not many teams secure a double over Manchester City in a season, but Tottenham can say they are one of those. For some bizarre reason, Pep Guardiola’s side seem to struggle against Spurs and that has been the case for the last few seasons. Spurs need to realise that they have the ability to beat anyone on any given day, providing the performance is complete and they take their chances.
Vital win in the top four race
While almost everyone had pencilled this fixture in as a free hit and one that Spurs would come away with nothing, they surprised us once again. They rode some luck but created a handful of very good chances in the limited time with the ball they had, and that’s all it takes against a team like City. This fixture could now set Spurs on a good run of form and it could be a key three points in the top four race come the end of the season.
Kane shows his immense quality
Harry Kane was simply stunning for essentially the entire match. To put in a performance of that magnitude away at the Premier League leaders on the way to bringing an end to a three-game losing streak is incredible. He took both his tallies so well, but also provided so many high-quality passes for his teammates. That was a Kane performance of old and that could really set him up for a strong end to the season.
Kulusevski’s massive performance
Kulusevski has had a sombre start to his Spurs career, but his impressive display should give him a very nice boost of confidence. He wasn’t afraid to get forward and was in the right place at the right to receive a ball from Heung-min Son to slot home his first Spurs goal. But his stunning cross for Harry Kane’s last gasp winner capped off a quality showing. This should give him so much confidence and hopefully this is just the start of things to come for the Swede.
Lloris’ mixed display
It’s not been the best couple games for Hugo Lloris after a poor display at Wolves and his performance tonight didn’t inspire confidence either. At a team like City you need your goalkeeper to be inch perfect but it wasn’t a case for Lloris, who had trouble with his handling again. But he managed to bounce back in the second half to make some really crucial saves. Hopefully this is the end of a short blip for him this season.
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