Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham

Match Report
Gabriel Jesus says he wants more first-team opportunities for Manchester City in the 2019/20 campaign.

Substitute Gabriel Jesus had a stoppage-time goal disallowed as Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham in a Premier League thriller.

City completely dominated the opening exchanges and it came as no surprise when they took the lead in the 20th minute when Kevin De Bruyne found the unmarked Raheem Sterling who headed the ball into the far corner of the net.

However, last season’s beaten Champions League finalists equalised just three minutes later when Tanguy Ndombele played in Erik Lamela who fired his shot past a stranded Ederson.

Sergio Aguero had been at fault for Spurs’ equaliser but he made up for his error by restoring City’s lead 10 minutes before the interval when the inspirational De Bruyne’s cross was poked home by the Argentinian striker.

Ilkay Gundogan almost made it 3-1 just before the break after another superb cross by De Bruyne but his first-time effort wide drifted narrowly wide of Hugo Lloris’ goal.

Pep Guardiola’s side started the second period extremely well and De Bruyne, Sterling and Aguero all went close to extending their lead until, against the run of play, Spurs grabbed a second equaliser in the 56th minute when Lucas Moura, who had only just come on as a substitute, beat Kyle Walker in the air and headed the ball home.

Bernardo Silva flicked the ball up onto the bar as City pressed for a winner which they thought they had grabbed when Jesus netted.

After a lengthy delay, VAR ruled that Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up to the incident and the effort was ruled out which ensured Spurs picked up a scarcely deserved point.

Pep Guardiola hailed the performance of his players as they beat West Ham United 4-1 in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Pep Guardiola hailed the performance of his players as they beat West Ham United 4-1 in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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