Premier League: Manchester City misses victory against Tottenham Hotspur
Despite great superiority Manchester City missed a home win against Tottenham Hotspur. The champion did not get past a 2-2 (2-1) in the Premier League top match. Raheem Sterling (20 minutes) and Sergio Agüero (35) scored for the hosts, Erik Lamela (23) and substitute Lucas Moura (56) scored the goals of the Spurs, Lucas needed only 19 seconds for his goal.
For City, it is the first league game without a win after 15 seasons in a row. At the end of the game Manchester had scored 30 goals, Tottenham only three times.
Before kick-off, the City players warmed up in jerseys with the number 19 and the name Sané. Her team-mate Leroy Sané suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the League Cup game against Liverpool and will be out of action for the time being. On the pitch, his teammates seemed to get along without Sané.
De Bruyne makes for highlights
The focus was on Kevin De Bruyne, whom Tottenham was barely able to defend. The first highlight: His goal to 1: 0. As the 28-year-old flanked the ball with a lot of kick and force on the second post. Sterling got their header there - the first good opportunity was the direct lead for the hosts.
Although Tottenham equalized when access was served by Tanguy Ndombele Lamela, whom Ilkay Gündogan ran towards the penalty area and let shoot. Manchester goalkeeper Ederson was doing bad and let pass the ball - a goal from nowhere (23).
The hosts but seemed impressed only a few minutes. Against an organized and actually well defending Spurs team Manchester came to a few opportunities, but they had it in itself. City had apparently identified Tottenham's full back Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters as vulnerabilities, most of the attacks were over the wings.
Guardiola and Agüero in dispute
After a long ball circulation, the ball reached the right side of the field to De Bruyne, who used sharp and precisely the incoming Agüero, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was powerless (35.). Shortly thereafter De Bruyne played again a precise cross on Gündogan, who narrowly missed the 3-1 (43).
In the second half, the game then took an amazing course. City managed to build even more pressure. Oleksandr Zinchenko (49.), De Bruyne (51.), Agüero (53.), Bernardo Silva (53., 61./Latte, 62.), Rodrigo (60.), Nicolás Otamendi (63.) - Manchester chances for the third goal almost every minute. But only the Spurs hit the net.
Substitute 19 seconds before substitute Lucas scored the equalizer after a corner kick, his first ball touch and Tottenham's second shot in the game (56 ').
Guardiola brought Gabriel Jesus for Agüero and then made with the star striker a dispute (65th), about which, was not apparent. Agüero substitute missed in the 79th minute, the possible 3: 2. However, the hosts had not been able to maintain the high rhythm of the opening phase of the second half.
It was still dramatic. In injury time, Gabriel met Jesus for the supposed winning goal, City cheered extensively - and was then whistled back. The video referee, who was introduced this season, opted for handball in goalkeeping, in fact Aymeric Laporte touched the ball with his arm before his team-mate hit the goal.
It brought back memories of the past quarter-finals of the Champions League. At that time, Tottenham eliminated Manchester. City also celebrated their safe-guarding progress shortly before the end of the match and then retired, as a result of a correction by the video umpire was taken back.
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2: 2 (2: 1)
1: 0 sterling (20)
1: 1 Lamela (23rd)
2: 1 Agüero (35.)
2: 2 Lucas Moura (56.)
City: Ederson - Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko - De Bruyne, Rodri (David Silva, 78), Gundogan - Bernardo Silva (Mahrez, 80), Agüero (Gabriel Jesus, 65), Sterling. Coach: Guardiola
Tottenham: Lloris - Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose - Sissoko, Winks (Lucas Moura, 56th), Lamela (Lo Celso, 85th), Ndombele, Eriksen (Skipp, 90th) - Kane. Coach: Pochettino
Referee: Michael Oliver
Yellow cards: Sterling / -