Manchester city after the victory over the “West ham” 17 August met with “Tottenham”. Despite the dominance of the owners of the team are unable to identify the strongest and pleased the audience with a draw.
Manchester City – Tottenham 2:2
Goals: Sterling, 20, Agüero, 35 – Lamela, 23, Moura, 56
Last season “spurs” prevented Manchester city to win the Champions League. Londoners in an extremely dramatic match defeated Guardiola’s charges within the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The wounds of the bulls is still not healed, so the Champions of England sought revenge.
Traditionally for itself, the bulls aggressively started the game and turned on maximum speed. Players from Manchester tried to find a gap in the protection of guests. First chance in the seventh minute was at Stirling. Walker rolled out to Rahim into the penalty area from the right flank but the forward’s shot was blocked.
Manchester city continued to storm defensive redoubts of visitors and on 20 minutes he made his own. Kevin De Bruyne played an incredible cross from the right flank. Sterling closed giving on the left flank with his head – 1:0.
But celebrated “citizens” not too long. Three minutes hardly the first strong attack “spurs” ended in a goal. Elegantly Lamela scored from outside the penalty area. The Argentinian, as a hand gently put the ball into the corner of Ederson – 1:1.
Due to the fact that Tottenham bounced back quickly, the team managed to avoid the psychological pit. However, the hosts continued to attack, and the “spur” and later fought back. In the middle of the half, city took the lead again. All the same De Bruyne was a fantastic cross from the right flank. Transfer the captain responded Aguero – 2:1.
On the 43rd minute, the bulls had to score the third goal. De Bruyne ran the same cross as two goal-scoring attacks. On a pass in the penalty responded to Gundogan, but the German shot lacked accuracy. In a minute he could score Zinchenko. But a long shot Sasha took it easy in the hands of Hugo Lloris. At the break the team went with the score 2:1.
Immediately after the break Zinchenko again and almost scored. Alexander decided to test the vigilance of Loris another long-range shot. This time the shot of Ukrainian fans had city to grab the head, because the ball after the ricochet barely missed into the net. A good opportunity in the 54th minute missed out on Bernardo Silva. Ntombela unsuccessfully intercepted split pass and Silva found himself in a shooting position. However, the impact of the Portuguese was too weak – another save from Loris.
On 56 minutes Tottenham scored an illogical goal and equalized the score. Lucas Moura replaced on the football field of Winks and immediately scored. Lamela delivered a cross from a corner and none of the defenders of the “citizens” are not spotted for Brazilian – 2:2.
After the goal Tottenham again sat deep in defence, but the hosts continued to attack. On 60 minutes only a great save from Loris rescued the hotel after a powerful shot rodri. And a minute later Silva hit the crossbar after a corner.
70 minutes was the noticeable fatigue of the players of both teams. Tottenham failed to qualify to the counter. In turn, the city appeared less sharp chances to score and more inaccurate passes.
Closer to the end of the match the injuries suffered Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Ukrainian fell to the turf and immediately got up. The doctors helped him and Alexander continued the fight. Likely that Zinchenko finished the match despite the pain, because PEP Guardiola before that used all the substitutions.
In injury time like Jesus snatched victory for “Manchester city”. The Brazilian easily beat defenders, Tottenham and scored the third goal. But the referee canceled a goal after the help dioecesana. The goal Otamendi has played a hand, so the goal was disallowed. In the remaining time the team has not managed to pull out a victory. Consequently, dramatic draw 2:2.