City started the game with great intent and in just the second minute tested, threatened the Spurs defence with a shot. Torres picked up the ball in the midfield, drifted towards the Spurs defence and fired a shot from 22 yards but Lloris was up to the task.
City as usual passed the ball around and accumulated possession and dominance but it was Tottenham who took an early lead. Ndombele was able to send in a looping ball past the City defence towards the in-form Son, Ederson made a run for the ball but Son as usual, made the goal easy, rolling it under the keeper for the opener.
City picked up the tempo of the game but Spurs remained organised and were able to calm the situation. The 13th minute almost saw Spurs go 2 – 0 up but Kane’s header was ruled offside by the linesman, who needed no VAR assistance to made the decision.
As at the 25th minute, Spurs were already dominated back into their defence and City made eight attempts as compared to Spurs one, which was their goal. City then got unfortunate, Jesus got himself into space and was able to stylishly lay the ball down for Laporte to finish from 25 yards. The Goal got ruled out by VAR after a review showed the City striker use his hand.
City controlled the ba on Tottenham’s half but Jose Mourinho got his game on, with his wall still standing. City couldn’t find the net till the end of the First Half.
The second half started out with more of the same, City dominating the game but failing to penetrate the organised Spurs defence, while Spurs kept the game in by getting into fantastic positions and proving more dangerous than their visitors.
Spurs were able to make the lead two in the 66th minute after Kane shows class by driving the ba through to the City midfield and was able to forge a big four on three attack on the city defence. Lo Celso receives a fine pase from Kane and with Ederson coming for the ball, quickly slips the ball through the Brazilian into the net.