- Match Analysis
Tottenham fought back from two goals down to grab a dramatic 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
City were easily and comfortably the more dominant against an out-of-sorts Spurs and looked to be coasting to victory after Leroy Sane opened the scoring in the 49th minute and then Kevin de Bruyne tapped in after Hugo Lloris spilled the ball at his feet.
But Spurs levelled with their first shot on target as Dele Alli (that’s right, again!) headed in from Kyle Walker’s cross.
City manager Pep Guardiola was left furious by the decision and his day went from bad to worse after Son found the net to level it up for Spurs.
A visibly frustrated and sour looking Guardiola said:
“We played good, it was an outstanding performance but it’s a pity what happened. We created more chances, conceded few but were not able to win, and again right decisions were against.
“Of course you have to score goals but we had so many chances and were not able. Everton shoot four times, four goals, they shoot two times Tottenham, two goals. It is impossible to create something like this.
“All you can do is create and play better and better but it is the same the whole season. We keep going and I am, we are upset, sad at what happened but I am so proud about what we did and the players don’t deserve that again.
“I like to play good football. Sane was amazing today. Tomorrow we will be happier but today we are sad, because we played good.”
A man in a much better mood than the Spaniard was Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who said:
“They were better in first half, it was difficult for us.
“In the second, we were a bit better with more energy but then we conceded. We needed to show quality and personality. We showed great character at 2-0 we had belief and it was the perfect thing. It was a massive point for us.
On Raheem Sterling incident: “The first goal we conceded was handball. We can’t start to see every single detail, in England it’s different. It wasn’t a penalty. From my side, there’s no complaint about from me about the referee.”
The result puts Tottenham on 46 points, still in second place, and Manchester City on 43 – down in 5th place, while league leaders Chelsea play Hull tomorrow, and Arsenal play Burnley.