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Man. City v Tottenham Hotspur - As it happened

Pin Manchester City v Tottenham, Premier League, Matchday 35, 20/04/2019, official line-ups. BESOCCER
Manchester City v Tottenham, Premier League, Matchday 35, 20/04/2019, official line-ups. BESOCCER

Man. City v Tottenham Hotspur - As it happened

Tom Master by Tom Master @besoccer_com - 2 +11k

Join us for live coverage of Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League clash at the Etihad stadium . Tottenham knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League just 3 days ago at the same stadium.

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FT: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur. Phil Foden's early goal is all there is to separate the two sides in the end, Tottenham came and came and came, but in the end they couldn't break the deadlock and Gazzaniga's superb stop on Sterling's effort kept it close. City go top, Spurs remain 3rd... for now.
Raheem Sterling is booked for reacting to a Jan vertonghen challenge.
4 minutes of stoppage time!
Pep Guardiola is looking very nervy from the touchline....
Victor Wanyama is booked for a challenge on Fernandinho, very clever from the Brazilian to earn the foul and milk it.
Phil Foden is replaced by David Silva, Foden could well be the new Silva in the future based on today's performance.
Danny Rose's role appears to be stick to Bernardo Silva like glue, and the Portuguese midfielder is getting sick of it and gives Rose a shove after being fouled.
Spurs have a succession of chances, culminating in Lucas belting the ball over the bar, a lot can still happen in 10 minutes here....
FERNANDO LLORENTE IS ON! Super sub from Wednesday, he replaces Alderweireld, can he score again?
WHAT A SAVE! Gazzaniga stops Sterling from point blank range with a superb reflex save, that could have been the game, Sterling looked shocked that he hadn't scored, Gazzaniga keeps Spurs in the game!
Dele Alli is replaced by Danny Rose...
Sergio Aguero is replaced by Leroy Sané, Fernandinho taking the captains armband.
Eric Dier comes off for Victor Wanyama.
Raheem Sterling is brought down by Juan Foyth after another superb run down the right hand side by Kyle Walker, the England defender is having an excellent performance down the right hand side for City.
Ben Davies brings down Foden and a foul is given.
CLOSE! Kyle Walker does superbly well to get through 3 Tottenham players before laying off a superb pass to Sergio Aguero, Alderweireld blocks it and then there is a debate about whether he handballs it, nothing is given and Phil Foden ends up slashing a shot wide.
We're back at the Etihad!
HT: City 1-0 Spurs. City dominated possession with 61% of it, but in the end only the early goal by Phil Foden has the lead for City. Spurs have looked dangerous too, I'd be surprised if they don't score, especially with Son in this form.
Son dribbles through half the City defence before Ederson saves it, I thought City would have been far better than last week, but they have not really and Spurs have come close many times.
Kyle Walker has an ambitious effort sail high over the bar, City have had an awful lot of chances, but it is only the early goal of Phil Foden that has them ahead so far.
De Bruyne goes off for Fernandinho. He didn't look very happy as he has just come back from injury... Hearing now it is a knee injury.
Gazzaniga drops a ball and it dribbles out for a corner, De Bruyne is now down and may be substituted here with an ankle problem....
Another Bernardo Silva effort is saved by Gazzaniga, before kevin De Bruyne skies an effort, City are close to a second though...
Bernardo Silva has an effort and it is deflected behind for a corner.... Nothing comes from it.
Sterling breaks free for City on the left hand side, but he cannot quite get a shot away, poor defending by Davinson Sanchez who left Sterling free.
City have an effort sail wide from Aguero but he was offside anyway.
Foden has an effort saved comfortably by Gazzaniga, it's hit hard, but also straight at the keeper and he deals with it with relative ease.
OOOOOOOOOOH! Big penalty shouts from City, and they were right too! Jan Vertonghen clearly not winning the ball when bringing down Bernardo Silva in the box, that should have been a penalty in my opinion!
CLOSE! A superb sliding challenge from Aymeric Laporte denies Son, who was set free by a fantastic ball from Christian Eriksen, City will need to sort out the defensive issues ithough f they're to keep Spurs out, because that was too easy for Eriksen.
CLOSE! Another close one for Tottenham, this time Christian Eriksen has an effort saved by Ederson, City's defence is not looking water tight shall we say.
A few rather heated challenges on the field here, Zinchenko and Foden in particular with some questionable tackles... City clearly up for this on... I wonder why?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! City take the lead! Phil Foden finishes from very close in and City continue their fast starts! A superb ball in by Bernardo Silva, which is headed across goal by Aguero and Foden taps in from close! A great goal that sends City back to the top!
CLOSE! That was almost Deja vu from Wednesday! Son breaks away from John Stones and fires an effort at Ederson which the keeper palms away for a corner, anyone expecting Spurs to just roll over is very much mistaken.
Kick off! It is a beautiful day in Manchester, the teams are wearing the exact same kits they wore on Wednesday night too.
Tottenham lie in 3rd place with 67 points, Arsenal and Chelsea are in the hunt on 66 points and Manchester United are on 64 as the race for Champions League football reaches boiling point.
So if we look at the connotations of the Premier League table for this tie, City are 2 points behind Liverpool but have a game in hand, although that is the small matter of a Manchester derby. Liverpool won their big games, against Tottenham and Chelsea at home, and City will need to do the same to lift the title.
So Hugo Lloris is missing today from the Tottenham line-up, apparently due to a minor muscle complaint, meaning Paulo Gazzaniga starts in goal today for the away side.
The teams are here and so is the big boss, just half an hour to go until kick off!
Line-ups: Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga; Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld; Davies, Dier, Alli, Foyth, Eriksen; Lucas, Son.
Line-ups: Manchester City: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Walker; Foden, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero; Bernardo Silva.
Line-ups to follow soon, and there is a bizarre change for Tottenham...
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Manchester CIty v Tottenham at the Etihad stadium. This promises to be a thriller.
Tom Master

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