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J. Vertonghen
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R. Sterling
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V. Wanyama
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David Silva
P. Foden
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Shots On Target 4 4
Total Passes 582 379
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The big games keep on coming for Manchester City as they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in their next outing on Wednesday, while Spurs host Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.
Phil Foden's first Premier League goal has handed Manchester City a vital win over Tottenham to take them back above Liverpool in the title race. The two teams looked fatigued throughout the second half due to their Champions League exploits during the week, and were nowhere near their best. However, City produced the one moment of quality in the match when Bernardo Silva lifted a cross into the box. Sergio Aguero headed the ball across the face of goal for Foden to convert, nodding his effort over the line. Spurs had their moments and if not for Ederson they could have taken at least a point from the contest. Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura were all denied by the Brazilian. City were able to keep the clean sheet that guided them to the three points. The ball is firmly back in Liverpool's court now.
90' + 4' Spurs are piling men forward, but they cannot produce the quality delivery into the box.
J. Vertonghen
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90' + 3' Vertonghen also sees yellow for his part in the incident.
R. Sterling
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90' + 3' Sterling is booked for his part in the melee.
90' + 2' Vertonghen and Sterling come face-to-face at the corner flag as the City forward attempts to waste time.
90' + 1' Gazzaniga wastes an opening to float the ball forward into the box, sending his free-kick 10 metres short of its target, allowing City to clear.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' WIDE! Rose collects in a central position and he drops his shoulder before taking on the strike, but his effort creeps harmlessly wide of the post.
88' A long ball forward from Eriksen travels straight out for a throw-in as Walker eases out Llorente for the header.
V. Wanyama
Yellow Card
86' Wanyama lunges in on Fernandinho and goes into the book.
David Silva
P. Foden
85' Foden makes way for the experience of David Silva.
84' City are making a desperate attempt to keep Spurs in their own half. It's taking vital time off the clock.
82' Sterling gets himself involved in a tussle with Gazzaniga and Sanchez after he was already caught offside. It's tense at the Etihad Stadium
80' OVER! The pressure is increasing on City at the back. A short pass from Foden travels straight to Rose and it allows Tottenham to pile forward. Eriksen sees his strike blocked before Lucas blasts his effort over the bar.
79' Rose loses possession, but races back to win his challenge with Bernardo Silva down the right flank.
T. Alderweireld
78' Llorente replaces Alderweireld for the visitors. Pochettino is gambling by withdrawing a defender.
75' Tottenham are starting to find their feet in the second half and are applying pressure on the City backline.
73' CLOSE! Lucas is played over the top by Alderweireld with a looping long ball. Laporte fails to clear the danger, allowing the Brazilian a strike at goal. However, Stones and Ederson are there to make a huge stop for the home side.
71' SAVE! STERLING IS DENIED! The home side are prevented from notching their second goal of the afternoon as Sterling's low effort strikes the leg of Gazzaniga, diverting it away from the bottom corner. A vital stop for the visitors.
70' PENALTY SHOUT! A long ball over the top releases Son over the top and he takes a touch to try to beat Stones. It strikes the defender to deny Son the opening, and although he appeals for handball, his claim is dismissed by the referee.
D. Rose
D. Alli
69' Alli makes way for Rose for the visitors.
69' Sane collects on the left flank and puts on a turn of pace to create room for a right-footed strike at goal, but he pulls his effort harmlessly wide of the net.
68' Laporte does well under pressure as he manages to dispossess Son in a one-on-one situation at the back before bringing the ball out from the back.
L. Sané
S. Agüero
66' Sane replaces Aguero for the home side, which could see Sterling move into the middle as a central striker.
65' Bernardo Silva runs at Davies down the right flank before lifting a cross into the box. Aguero tries to connect with a right-footed effort, only to guide his attempt harmlessly wide of the post.
63' Aguero tries to create space in the box by twisting and turning his way past Sanchez and Vertonghen, but he loses possession on the byline to concede a goal-kick.
62' OVER! Laporte latches on to a deep cross from Gundogan, but he can only float his header over the bar.
V. Wanyama
E. Dier
61' Dier makes way on his return from injury and is replaced by Wanyama.
60' OVER! Eriksen floats the ball to the back post from Spurs' second corner in succession. Dier has a free header at the back post, but he mistimes his jump and can only guide his header over the bar.
59' PENALTY SHOUT! Alli appeals for a penalty against Walker for handball as he attempts to latch on to Vertonghen's pass over the top. Replays show that it did strike Walker on the arm - City get away with one there.
57' Gundogan fires the free-kick into the box, but it fails to beat the first man, allowing the visitors to clear with ease.
56' Sterling tries to raid past Foyth down the flank and the winger gets the decision from the referee for a free-kick, although there didn't seem to be a great deal in the challenge.
53' Davies battles with Foden for possession, and the Welshman believes that he has won the ball fairly for a second before the referee blows for a foul.
51' Another huge concern for City as Aguero goes down in a heap following a challenge from Vertonghen. He gets to his feet, although he does not look overly comfortable.
49' BLOCK AND WIDE! Walker surges down the right flank before cutting the ball inside for Aguero. The Argentine takes a touch before firing at goal, but Alderweireld makes the block. There are suspicions of handball against the Belgian as he scrambles it clear only as far as Foden, who smashes his effort wide of the target.
46' Lucas goes on the charge straight from kick-off, but his progress is halted on the edge of the City box by Laporte before Son is caught offside going for the loose ball.
46' We're back underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Unsurprisingly it has not been the most energetic performance from Spurs. Their efforts on Wednesday along with the travel up and down between London and Manchester will have taken a lot out of them. However, they've remianed a threat on the counter and Son could have restored parity with one of his attempts. Importantly they're still in the game and the longer City are unable to find a second goal, the more confident the visitors will become of snatching a point or potentially more.
Manchester City hold a 1-0 lead over Tottenham at the break courtesy of Phil Foden's first Premier League goal. The home side opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Bernardo Silva lifted a cross to the back post. Sergio Aguero unselfishly nodded the ball across the face of goal for Foden to convert. Spurs hit back with a flurry of chances through Son Heung-min, but City held firm thanks to Ederson between the sticks, who denied the forward along with an effort from Christian Eriksen. Although Pep Guardiola will be pleased to have the lead it came at a cost as Kevin De Bruyne limped off towards the end of the half. He appeared to have tweaked a muscle that could have implications in the closing weeks of the term.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' SAVE! Son surges forward from the middle of the park before getting a slice of luck to get the better of Laporte. He tries to sweep his strike past Ederson, but the Brazilian is out to make a sharp stop for the hosts.
42' City work the ball with patience before Walker pulls the trigger, only to hammer his effort over the bar.
40' Spurs probe on the edge of the City box before Foyth sends a teasing low ball towards the near post, but Ederson is alert to gather ahead of Lucas.
K. De Bruyne
38' De Bruyne is forced off with his injury and Guardiola will be praying that it is not serious with crucial games remaining in the Premier League campaign. Fernandinho replaces the Belgian in the middle of the park.
37' Spurs clear the danger from the corner, but there is a huge problem for City as De Bruyne goes down on the deck. He appeared to injure himself after taking on his shot from the edge of the box. That could be a muscle tweak.
36' Zinchenko whips a low ball into the box from the left flank. Gazzaniga should have a routine claim, but the Spurs keeper spills it out for a corner.
35' OVER! De Bruyne makes a run towards the edge of the box and goes for the hammering drive, but he blasts his attempt well over the bar.
34' SAVE! City keep on plugging away at the Tottenham defence. Bernardo Silva again causes problems down the right flank. He opens up space to shoot on his left foot, but he drills his effort straight at Gazzaniga.
33' BLOCK! Davies puts his body on the line to divert Bernardo Silva's strike wide of the target. It has not been an easy first half for the Tottenham wing-back against the Portuguese.
32' Alli turns his way past three City players closing on him in the Tottenham half, spinning past the blue shirts like they were not there.
30' Sterling has space to run into down the left flank, but as he attempts to cut back on his right foot, Foyth is there to make a well-timed challenge.
28' Sanchez has to win a vital header at the back to divert Walker's deep cross from finding Sterling. The Spurs defender does well to time his header to perfection.
27' OFFSIDE! City cannot make Gazzaniga pay for his mistake as the visitors clear the initial danger from the corner before Aguero is offside from Sterling's cross to the back post.
26' Vertonghen puts Gazzaniga under pressure at the back with a short backpass. The keeper tries to lift the ball over Aguero providing pressure, but can only send his pass behind for a corner.
25' Bernardo Silva has seen a lot of the ball in the early stages. He tries to release Foden with another incisive offload, but the pass travels out for a goal-kick.
22' SAVE! Bernardo Silva weaves his way into space down the right flank. He cuts the ball back for Foden, who fakes the strike on his left before firing at goal on his right foot. Foden can only drill his effort straight at Gazzaniga.
20' PENALTY SHOUT! Bernardo Silva raids down the right flank before cutting inside on his left foot to break into the box. Vertonghen brings down the Portuguese, who looks to the referee for a penalty, but the official is unmoved.
18' The game is following the same pattern as the clash between the sides during the week. City have the lead, but are looking vulnerable at the back.
16' BLOCK! Eriksen clips a delightful pass behind the City backline for Son to chase. The South Korean has the pace on Laporte, but the defender gets back to make a crucial intervention on the slide.
14' SAVE! Eriksen is played through into the final third by Lucas and he shakes off the challenge of Laporte. However, Ederson is sharp off his line to make a vital block to turn the ball behind.
13' Foden charges forward and looks to release the run of Aguero in the left inside channel, but he overhits his offload out of play for a goal-kick.
12' Foden is the first player born in the 2000s to score a Premier League goal for Man City, and is their third youngest scorer in the competition overall (18y 327d).
10' Sterling speeds past Foyth with ease down the left flank before clipping a cross into the box. Alderweireld is well placed in the middle to head the ball clear from danger.
8' Lucas tries to break out from the back for the visitors, but he gets brought down from behind by Foden. Again no booking for the City man.
7' City make a couple of rash challenges in the middle of the park in their attempt to establish their authority on the game. However, referee Oliver keeps his cards in his pocket.
S. Agüero
5' Aguero peels off his man and heads Bernardo Silva's cross to Foden to convert.
P. Foden
5' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!! FODEN HEADS CITY IN FRONT!!! 1-0!! The home side take the lead as they did on Wednesday. Bernardo Silva bends a cross into the middle for Aguero, who has a free header. However, the Argentine nods it across the face of goal for Foden, who makes a great run into the box to the back post. The teenager cannot miss from close range to notch his first Premier League goal.
4' City are able to clear their lines from the corner as Eriksen initially plays it short for Lucas. The Dane gets it back, but his cross is diverted back towards Ederson who gathers.
3' SAVE! Stones gives the ball away and Eriksen feeds Son down the left inside channel. He beats Stones before taking on the strike on his left foot that is beaten away by Ederson at his near post, although Spurs have a corner.
1' We're underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have won each of their last three Premier League games against Tottenham, City are looking to equal their competition best run of four successive wins versus Spurs.
There are five changes for Tottenham from the game during the week, stretching their squad. Hugo Lloris is out injured with a muscle problem and is replaced by Gazzaniga. Foyth and Davies replace Kieran Trippier and Rose on the flanks, while Sanchez and Dier come into the team for Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama.
City have made three changes to their side from the clash on Wednesday against Spurs. Stones, Zinchenko and Foden all come into the fold as David Silva drops to the bench, while Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy miss out altogether.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Danny Rose, Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama, Michel Vorm, Kyle Walker-Peters, Fernando Llorente, Oliver Skipp.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Paulo Gazzaniga; Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen; Juan Foyth, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura.
CITY SUBS: Leroy Sane, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Arijanet Muric.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.
Despite advancing to the next round of the Champions League, Spurs did actually lose the game on the night. They will have to improve their levels of performance this afternoon to keep themselves on course for a place in the top four of the Premier League. Pochettino's men came through a rough run of results between February and March. Tottenham have won their last two league games, defeating Palace and Huddersfield with ease.
City have to pick themselves up from their disappointing exit. The dreams of the quadruple were ended by Spurs on Wednesday, but they can still achieve a domestic treble. Guardiola's men enter the contest two points behind Liverpool, although the club have won their last nine Premier League matches on the bounce, including their 3-1 triumph over Crystal Palace last time out.
Not even 72 hours have passed since the teams faced off in their thrilling Champions League quarter-final clash at the Etihad. Manchester City and Spurs produced one of the most thrilling ties in living memory. Raheem Sterling believed that he had snatched the game at the death for Pep Guardiola's men, scoring his hat-trick and the eighth goal of the night. However, VAR chalked off his strike, allowing Tottenham to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.