Premier League

  • A. Kolarov (OG) 9’
  • D. Alli 37’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
2 Half Time 0
03/10/2016
Premier League
White Hart Lane
Attendance 31,793

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Alli and Son link up well over on the left wing, but, again, they're in an offside position. City take the resulting free-kick quickly and work it over to Aguero, but Lloris charges out to dispossess the Argentine just as he's about to shoot. The ball rolls over to Navas and the Spaniard quickly tri
    • 90'
      Janssen goes close! Wanyama manages to thread a deft pass into the path of Janssen, who skips into the left-hand side of the City penalty area completely unmarked. The ball is slightly ahead of the Dutchman so he sticks out a foot to try and reach it, but he's unable to and the ball rolls out for a
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Another opportunity for Aguero! Stones pushes all the way up to Tottenham penalty area and shows great skill to beat two Tottenham players. He then plays a quick one-two with Iheanacho before setting up Aguero, but the Argentine scuffs his shot straight into the hands of Lloris in the middle of the
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and each and every Tottenham fan erupts with delight! The home side were excellent from start to finish and helped make a City side full of attacking flair and talent look incredibly average. The league leaders just couldn't find a way through the wal
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The home fans erupt with delight as the two teams make their way off the pitch, and it's no wonder why. Tottenham deserve to be two goals up after putting in a wonderful performance across the pitch, leaving City looking open at the back and bereft of ideas up front. Alli, Lamela and, in particular,
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off. The atmosphere inside the stadium is electric, with both sets of fans in fine voice.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola has also made three alterations to the team that featured against Celtic in their last outing, with Gael Clichy, Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito making way for John Stones, Fernando and Jesus Navas.
    • 0'
      Mauricio Pochettino has decided to make three changes to the Tottenham side that started the 1-0 win away to CSKA Moscow during the week, with Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Moussa Sissoko returning to the starting line-up to replace Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies and Vincent Janssen, all of whom feature
    • 0'
      Manchester City substitutes: Caballero, Sagna, Clichy, Garcia, Gundogan, Sane, Iheanacho.
    • 0'
      Manchester City XI (4-1-4-1): Bravo; Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernando; Navas, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling; Aguero.
    • 0'
      Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Dier, N’Koudou, Janssen.
    • 0'
      Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Son.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      In recent years, it’s been City who have enjoyed the vast majority of joy in this particular tie, but Tottenham will fondly remember back-to-back victories from last season’s meetings. The North London side came from behind to thump their opponents 4-1 almost exactly a year ago today, and they then
    • 0'
      City did suffer a slight wobble during the week, however, as they were tested by an extremely determined Celtic side and ended up drawing 3-3 in their Champions League game in Glasgow. Pep Guardiola’s men were forced to come from behind three times to salvage a point, and there’s a worry that such a
    • 0'
      As for City, they have dominated the Premier League thus far, with only two of their games failing to see them win by a margin of at least two goals. The Citizens have already hit the back of the net 18 times this season, with their +13 goal difference comfortably the best of any team. They also boa
    • 0'
      Stoke City, Sunderland and Middlesbrough have all fallen to Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive side in recent weeks, whilst Tuesday evening saw them pick up their first Champions League win of the season with a 1-0 victory away to CSKA Moscow. The game saw Heung-Min Son score his third goal in two out
    • 0'
      Today’s big clash not only pits first against third but also brings together the only teams that remain unbeaten in the league this season. For City, it’s been an excellent start to the campaign that has seen them win all of their opening six games, whilst Tottenham have dropped points only twice, w
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
    • 1'
      Early chance for Son! The South Korean breaks into the right-hand side of the City penalty area after latching on to a cut-back pass from Walker, but he ends up thrashing his shot a few yards wide of the near post.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Tottenham get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 2'
      Almost another opportunity for Son! Rose breaks down the left wing on a marauding run before curling an excellent bouncing cross into the heart of the City penalty area, but the ball ends up flying just an inch or so past the outstretched foot of the forward before rolling out of play for a goal-kic
    • 4'
      So close from Silva! City push forward on their first attack of the game, and it's a dangerous one that causes Tottenham plenty of problems. Navas takes on and beats Rose over on the right-hand side of the box before whipping a low cross into the middle of the penalty area, but it misses the foot of
    • 5'
      The corner finds Silva, who then flicks the ball on to Fernandinho. The Brazilian raises a foot high as he desperately tries to get a shot away from the edge of the six-yard box, but he's quickly closed down and Tottenham just about manage to hold on.
    • 6'
      Son breaks down the left wing on an excellent run as he skips past Zabaleta with ease. The South Korean then darts into the penalty area and looks to shoot at the near post, but Stones is there to dispossess him with a brilliant sliding tackle at the vital moment. The resulting corner is then curled
    • 8'
      Sloppy play by Tottenham inside their own half of the pitch results in a throw-in for City over on the left wing. Sterling tries to break down the flank after latching on to a bouncing cross from Silva, but he's immediately put under pressure by Walker and is unable to find a way past the full-back.
    • 9'
      GOAL! Kolarov puts the ball in the back of his own net! Rose picks up the ball in space over on the left and immediately whips a dangerous cross into the City penalty area. It fails to find a white shirt before reaching Kolarov at the back post, and the Serbian comically fires the ball off his heel
    • 11'
      Son quickly wins the ball back from the restart and darts down the left wing on a great run. He cuts inside and penetrates the City penalty area before testing Bravo with another thumping shot, and it's one that the Chilean is just about able to tip round the near post with an outstretched leg.
    • 13'
      Sissoko muscles his way through the middle of the pitch and beats two City players before being hauled to the ground by Fernando, resulting in a free-kick for Tottenham. It's sent short and worked over to Son on the edge of the penalty area, but his flicked pass is unable to find Alli on the right w
    • 15'
      Lamela battles hard with Silva near the halfway line, but it's the Spaniard that comes out on top and wins his side a free-kick. City take their time with the set-piece and then try to pass their way out of their own half of the pitch, but Tottenham are quick to press them and force the visitors int
    • 16'
      Lamela puts Otamendi under pressure over on the left wing and forces the defender into making a strange attempted clearance with his hand. Tottenham are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position that is curled into the middle of the box, but Zabaleta is there to deal with the danger. He can only c
    • 18'
      Sissoko is dispossessed over on the left flank, and City win themselves a throw-in and a chance to push forward on a rare foray into the Tottenham half of the pitch. They're unable to take advantage of the opportunity, however, as Sterling ends up giving away a free-kick just a few seconds later.
    • 20'
      Tottenham are all over City at the moment, and the visitors are really struggling to deal with the pressure being put on them. They fail to clear the ball and allow Alli to break forward on a weaving run, and as soon as the youngster reaches the edge of the penalty area he's brought crashing to the
    • 21'
      So close from Eriksen! The Dane steps up and whips a beautiful strike towards the top left-hand corner of the net, but it ends up sailing just a yard or so wide of the far post after beating the outstretched limbs of Bravo.
    • 22'
      Vital tackle from Vertonghen! City move the ball around nicely before Kolarov slots a low cross into the heart of the Tottenham penalty area, where Aguero is waiting, but as soon as the Argentine is about to make contact with the ball he's dispossessed from behind by Vertonghen.
    • 23'
      Tottenham immediately break away on a quick counter-attack after dealing with the danger. Son does well to muscle his way into the City box before taking on Bravo, but he fires his low shot straight into the body of Bravo before the linesman's flag is eventually raised for offside.
    • 25'
      Kolarov breaks down the left wing on a marauding run before trying to take on Sissoko near to the byline, but the Frenchman dives in and dispossesses the Serbian with an excellent sliding tackle that ricochets off the defender's leg and results in a goal-kick for Tottenham.
    • 26'
      Silva and Fernandinho link up well in the middle of the pitch before the latter slots a smart through-ball into the middle of the Tottenham box. It finds Sterling in a good position in front of goal, but the winger is unable to make decent contact with the ball and ends up scuffing his close-range s
    • 27'
      Aguero finds himself in a pocket of space over on the right wing, and, with little support around him, decides to unleash a 25-yard strike. It's well hit and initially looks as if it could end up troubling Lloris, but there's slightly too much swerve on it and in the end it ends up bouncing comforta
    • 28'
      City are starting to come back into the game, and they're beginning to find more joy in advanced areas. Sterling picks up the ball on the left-hand side of the penalty area and immediately tries to tee up Aguero, but Lloris reads the flight of the ball well and cuts out the danger at the vital momen
    • 29'
      Son darts towards the City penalty area before teeing up Lamela, who is in acres of space over on the left flank. The Argentine spots a run forward from Alli and tries to pick out the midfielder with a quick cross into the box, but the linesman's flag is quickly raised for offside, which replays sho
    • 30'
      Aguero muscles his way past Vertonghen and beats the Belgian before sprinting towards the edge of the penalty area, where Wanyama brings him crashing to the ground with a hefty challenge and gives away a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Can the visitors make it count and get themselves back i
    • 31'
      Aguero steps up and unleashes a curling shot that finds its way through the Tottenham wall and flies towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but Lloris gets down well to parry the Argentine's strike away from danger and over to the left wing.
    • 33'
      City don't look entirely comfortable at the back, where on far too many occasions they have fallen asleep in possession. More poor play from the visitors allows Tottenham to pick up the ball in a dangerous position, but Rose ends up fouling Zabaleta as he tries to muscle his way into the penalty are
    • 34'
      Big call by the referee! Son and Alli link up well in the middle of the pitch before Otamendi goes crashing into the latter to give away another free-kick to Tottenham. The home fans and players all scream for a second yellow card for the defender, who has been rash with his challenges thus far, but
    • 35'
      Stones weaves his way out of the City half of the pitch on an excellent run before working the ball over to the right wing. Navas picks the ball up in space and quickly sends a through-ball into the path of Zabaleta, but the full-back's run forward is poorly timed and results in the linesman's flag
    • 37'
      G D. Alli Assist Heung-Min Son
    • 37'
      Son showed great understanding to link up with Alli, but questions have to be asked of the City defence, who looked all over the place. Otamendi seems particularly lost, and he failed to track the run of Alli and left him all alone in front of goal.
    • 37'
      GOAL! It's 2-0 to Tottenham! Alli and Son weave their way towards the edge of the City penalty area as they cause the visitors' back line so many problems. The South Korean spots the run of Alli and tees up the youngster with a great pass into the middle of the box, where the Englishman meets the ba
    • 39'
      City desperately try to push forward as they try to find a way back into the game, but, once again, they're pressed brilliantly by Tottenham and have to play the ball all the way back to Bravo. The goalkeeper then panics as he's put under an incredible amount of pressure by Son, and he's just about
    • 40'
      Aguero drifts out to the right and picks up the ball just outside of the Tottenham penalty area. He takes a quick touch before curling a dangerous cross into the heart of the box, but the ball ends up sailing just over the head of Sterling, who had made a purposeful run forward to try and meet it.
    • 41'
      Two crosses are thumped into the City penalty area as Tottenham try to find a third goal before half-time, but both are just about dealt with by Otamendi, who is in the right place at the right time to deal with the danger with headed clearances out of the box.
    • 42'
      City win themselves a throw-in over on the right wing, and Rose cynically refuses to release the ball to Navas. The Spaniard reacts angrily and some pushing and shoving ensues before the Tottenham full-back is shown a yellow card.
    • 43'
      A half-hearted City attacking move breaks down over on the right wing, allowing Tottenham to break away on a swift counter-attack. Eriksen immediately tries to pick out Son over on the right flank with a thumping cross-field pass, but the South Korean is slightly offside and the linesman's flag is r
    • 44'
      Once again, a careless offside brings a Tottenham attack to an end. This time it's Alli who fails to get back on quickly enough, allowing City to regain possession with a free-kick that they take quickly and send short.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Early chance for Son! An awful pass from Kolarov fails to find Fernando and instead rolls straight to Son, who takes a couple of quick touches before unleashing a curling strike that flies a few yards wide of the far post.
    • 48'
      Great strike by Wanyama! The Kenyan muscles his way past Fernando far too easily and breaks towards the City penalty area before unleashing a thumping low strike, but it's one that Bravo is just about able to tip round the post with a smart diving save.
    • 49'
      Another opportunity for Son! The South Korean weaves into the left-hand side of the City box on a wonderful run as he heads towards the near post, but he holds on to the ball for slightly too long and is unable to release it before being dispossessed by Zabaleta.
    • 50'
      Tottenham come back once again as Sissoko breaks down the right wing and skips past Kolarov far too easily. The Frenchman then reaches the penalty area and fires a thumping low cross towards the penalty spot, but it's just about dealt with by the visitors before it can find a white shirt.
    • 51'
      Aguero hits the post! Fernandinho charges forward before threading a nice through-ball into the path of Aguero. The Argentine striker meets the ball on the left-hand side of the penalty area and immediately fires a low shot towards the near post, but Lloris is just about able to tip the effort on to
    • 52'
      Sterling battles with Rose deep down the right wing before being dragged to the ground by the full-back, who is lucky to escape a second yellow card. Navas chips a clever cross over to Fernandinho, who is in acres of space on the edge of the box, but the Brazilian's first-time volleyed shot is poor
    • 53'
      SI I. Gündogan SO Heung-Min Son
    • 53'
      City have made their first substitution of the afternoon, with Gundogan coming on to replace Fernando in the heart of midfield.
    • 55'
      Navas sprints down the left wing and takes on Walker before heading towards the byline, but the Spaniard holds on to the ball for slightly too long and ends up running it out of play before he can whip a cross into the penalty area, resulting in a free-kick for Tottenham that Lloris clumsily fires o
    • 56'
      Sterling and Rose come together once again, but this time it's the winger who charges into the full-back and upends him as he tries to break down the left wing, resulting in a free-kick for Tottenham and a yellow card for the former Liverpool man.
    • 57'
      Aguero cuts inside from the right wing and tees up Gundogan, who is in a pocket of space midway inside the Tottenham half of the pitch. The German spots a good run forward from Sterling and tries to pick him out, but his pass forward is overhit and fails to find the winger before rolling out of play
    • 58'
      Chance for Eriksen! A poor throw out from Bravo is easily cut out by Wanyama, who then pokes the ball forward to Eriksen. The City defence are completely asleep and allow the Dane to test Bravo from 25 yards out, but the Chilean is able to save the curling effort.
    • 60'
      The ball pinballs around the edge of the City penalty area as Tottenham try to find the way through the sea of black shirts camped in front of them. The home side are unable to do so, however, before a pass from Rose down the left wing fails to find Alli and instead rolls out of play for a goal-kick
    • 62'
      It just isn't working for City, who have looked bereft of ideas in advanced areas and are struggling to cause Tottenham many problems on the rare occasions that they're able to push forward. Aguero has been trying his hardest to carve out chances on goal, but the absence of De Bruyne really seems to
    • 64'
      PENALTY! Walker weaves his way through the middle of the pitch on a beautiful run before teeing up Sissoko. The full-back continues his run forward and meets the ball on the edge of the box before knocking it over to Alli, who is immediately upended by Fernandinho to win his side a penalty.
    • 65'
      SI K. Iheanacho SO Heung-Min Son
    • 65'
      City have made an attacking change, with Navas making way for Iheanacho.
    • 65'
      Bravo, who has had a tough game up until now, did well to guess right but Lamela really should have done better with his shot, and it was placed far too near to the Chilean and made life easy for the goalkeeper.
    • 65'
      SAVE! Lamela steps up and fires a curling strike over to the left of Bravo, but it isn't hit with anywhere near enough conviction and it's easily stopped by a good diving save from Bravo, denying Tottenham the opportunity to all but confirm the victory.
    • 67'
      Rose is clattered into by Sterling once again, leaving the full-back on the floor and in serious discomfort. He protests to the referee and seems to ask for a second yellow, but the referee doesn't agree and only gives the winger a talking to.
    • 68'
      City move the ball around nicely over on the right flank before Iheanacho slips through the Tottenham back line as he latches on to a pass forward, but the youngster's run is poorly timed and the linesman's flag is quickly raised for offside as soon as the striker makes contact with the ball.
    • 69'
      Silva and Aguero link up well over on the left wing before the latter tries to muscle his way into the penalty area, but he's quickly closed down by Sissoko and is dispossessed by the Frenchman before he's able to pick out a teammate with a pass forward.
    • 70'
      City come back once again and do well to pick out Sterling on the edge of the Tottenham penalty area, but the winger has a lack of options available around him and he ends up firing a low shot bouncing straight into the hands of Lloris in the middle of the goal.
    • 71'
      There's a brief break in play as Sissoko receives treatment over on the right wing. The Frenchman looks to be struggling with some sort of muscle injury and it looks as if his game may be over. He's put in a great shift this afternoon and will be sorely missed if he does have to make way.
    • 72'
      SI E. Dier SO Heung-Min Son
    • 72'
      Sissoko limps off the pitch to be replaced by Dier for the final 20 minutes of the game. Can the midfielder help his side hold on to what would be an excellent victory?
    • 74'
      A lofted pass towards the edge of the Tottenham penalty area initially causes problems for the home side after Wanyama is unable to fully clear the danger, but the ball bounces over to Vertonghen and the Belgian is then able to thump the ball up towards the halfway line.
    • 75'
      Great save by Lloris! Silva, who has started seeing more of the ball over the last five minutes, breaks towards the edge of the Tottenham penalty area before threading a lovely through-ball into the path of Iheanacho. The striker meets it well and quickly unleashes a low strike at the near post, but
    • 77'
      A poor attempted clearance from Otamendi flies out of play for a corner over on the left wing. Lamela's corner fails to cause too many problems for City before Tottenham come back through Son, but the South Korean is unable to muscle his way into the box and the visitors just about hold on.
    • 79'
      Chance for Gundogan! The German, who has seen little of the ball after coming on to the pitch, gets himself into a good position just outside of the Tottenham penalty area before firing a curling shot, but there's far too much power behind the strike and it ends up sailing over the top of the crossb
    • 81'
      Wonderful stop by Lloris! City embark on their best series of passes of the game before Aguero tries to test Lloris with a thumping strike from the left-hand side of the Tottenham box, but the Frenchman pulls off a lovely diving save to push the effort over the crossbar and out for a corner.
    • 82'
      Iheanacho breaks into the left-hand side of the Tottenham penalty area and latches on to the ball in a good position at the near post, but he completely scuffs his attempted strike and ends up falling over instead of making contact with the ball.
    • 83'
      Wonderful tackle by Rose! Sterling gets himself into a great position on the right-hand side of the Tottenham penalty area after weaving his way towards goal, but Rose is there to dispossess his England teammate with a brilliant sliding interception at the vital moment.
    • 85'
      It's all City at the moment as they desperately try to find a way back into the game, but no matter what they try to do they just can't seem to find a way past the sea of white shirts camped in front of them. Tottenham have plenty of bodies back as they try to hold on to their lead, and, if things s
    • 86'
      SI G. N'Koudou SO Heung-Min Son
    • 86'
      Alli receives a standing ovation from the Tottenham players as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Nkoudou for the final few minutes of the game.
    • 87'
      SI L. Sané SO Heung-Min Son
    • 87'
      City have made their final alteration of the afternoon, with Sane coming on to replace Sterling.
    • 88'
      Son and Lamela link up well on the edge of the City box before the South Korean tries to tee up the Argentine with a smart pass into the penalty area, but it's slightly overhit and the winger is unable to meet it before the danger is eventually cleared by Bravo.
    • 89'
      City keep pushing forward, but they just can't seem to test Lloris, no matter what they try to do. Aguero, who has run his socks off trying to carve out chances on goal, picks up the ball on the edge of the penalty area once again before unleashing a thumping strike, but Vertonghen is there to throw
    • 90'
      SI V. Janssen SO Heung-Min Son
    • 90'
      Janssen comes on to replace Son, who receives a rousing round of applause from the Tottenham fans as he makes his way off the pitch in his side's final substitution of the day.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Fernandinho
    25

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    portugal
    José Mourinho
    spain
    Josep Guardiola

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 20 9
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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