City 4 Tottenham 1
December 16th 2017 att.54,214
50 years on and City duplicated the win against Spurs on a frozen Maine Road in December 1967 and extended their Premier League winning run to 16 games. It was a brilliant display by City and should have been more as Jesus missed a penalty and several easy chances were missed.
Gundagon scored his first goal of the season to give City the lead at a corner in the first half but it was a wonder goal by Kevin De Bruyne that really sealed the win. Sterling scored two easy goals late on but it was a bonus for him as he had missed several chances earlier. Kevin covered the whole pitch and must have run for miles. Black mark for Alli who was lucky not to get a red card for a bad foul on De Bruyne. Walker playing against his old team had a good game as did the rest of the defence who kept Kane and company at bay. City are winning marks all round for their ability to win the ball back.
It was a shame City actually gave a goal away in the final seconds as I think the sky blues were still celebrating City's fourth goal!
City were almost back to the usual suspects the only exception being the surprise absence of David Silva who was not even on the bench - apparently he was absent for personal reasons. Jesus was on the bench as was
Phil Foden.
Spurs had excellent support by their fans
Lloris is busy in the opening minutes
a header by Aguero goes wide
on 14 minutes City get a corner and Gundogan heads for goal........
....and down goes the ball past the keeper to give City the lead - a terrific header!
It was just the start City needed and it was Gundogan's first goal of the season
The City fans and players celebrate
Lloris saves from Aguero
Lloris in action again saving from Gundogan
Kevin helping out the defence
A mist started to appear
Lloris saving at the feet of Sane
A shot by Aguero just goes wide
A shot by Kane just goes wide
A short delay when Kane was injured
Gundogan is fouled
Lloris saves at the feet of Sterling
Ederson has something to do saving from Alli
LLoris saves from Gundogan just before half time
Sane jumps over Ederson as he saves
Delph is booked for a foul on Trippier
Ederson punches the free kick away
Sterling is fouled by Kane
Kane gets yellow card
Ederson saves from Kane
Otamendi heads the corner clear
Lloris saves from Jesus - on for Aguero after 58 minutes
Jesus is fouled by Dembele
Dembele gets a yellow for a foul on Fernandinho
A shot from De Bruyne goes just wide of the far post
A shot from Sane is saved by Lloris but Sterling following up shoots over the bar - oh dear!
Kevin De Bruyne is badly fouled by Alli who only gets a yellow card - should be red!
Kevin soon gets revenge by breaking down the left wing and smashing the ball.......
....into the back of the net to make it two nil -Wonderful goal!
A tremendous effort is celebrated
The City players and officials enjoyed that
De Bruyne is away again but this time he is brought down by Vertonghen......
It's a penalty and with Aguero off the field up steps Jesus to take the kick
The ball hits the post and Sterling following up shoots over the bar - what a miss!
Five minutes later Sterling does get another chance when Sane puts over a good pass and even Sterling does not miss this
So that makes it three nil and game over
The subs joined in the celebrations
Bernardo Silva on for Sane has a shot saved
Lloris in action yet again
Sterling has a good shot saved by Lloris who has kept the score down
Just as the 90 minutes are up Sterling gets his second putting the ball through the legs of Lloris and walking the ball into the net
So it's four nil and a terrific display by City
The remaining Spurs fans look glum as added time starts but with seconds to go Eriksen shoots......
....and beats Ederson to score a consolation goal and a smile to the faces of the visiting fans.
Ederson 7.5: Walker 8, Mangala 7.5, Otamendi 7.5, Delph 7.5: Fernandinho 8, Gundogan 7.5 (Foden) , Sane 8 (B. Silva) De Bruyne 9, Sterling 7, Aguero 7 (Jesus 7.5) ,
City Past
City Links
City 2017-2018
Magic Moments
Have I Got Views For You
City 1 Feyenoord 0
City 2 Southampton 1
City 2 West Ham U 1