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Premier League: Manchester City defeats Tottenham Hotspur after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

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MANCHESTER. Manchester City had a astounding comeback against Tottenham Hotspur.

MANCHESTER. Manchester City had a remarkable comeback against Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Thursday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Simon Hooper with the collaboration of Adrian Holmes and Edward Smart. The 4th official was David Coote. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 4.1 degrees Celsius or 39.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 59% while Tottenham Hotspur was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the match.

Manchester City shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Tottenham Hotspur shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.


Manchester City received 1 yellow card (Riyad Mahrez). Talking about the opposition, Tottenham Hotspur received 2 yellow cards (Cristian Romero and Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg ).

After this match, Manchester City will have 39 points like Manchester United to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Tottenham Hotspur will stay with 33 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 23'

    Cristian Romero

  • 31'

    Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg 

  • 45'

    Dejan Kulusevski

  • 45'


  • 52'

    Julián Álvarez

  • 54'

    Erling Haaland

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 64'

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 69'

    R. Sessegnon

    Ivan Perisic

  • 74'

    Yves Bissouma

    Rodrigo Bentancur 

  • 78'

    Clément Lenglet

    Ben Davies

  • 78'



  • 80'

    Bernardo Silva

    Ilkay Gündogan

  • 82'


  • 83'

    Kyle Walker

    Rico Lewis

  • 90'

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 90'

    Rúben Dias

    Erling Haaland

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Manchester City will host Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 22nd of January with a 11-3 head to head record in favor of Manchester City (1 draw).

Tottenham Hotspur will play away against Fulham on the 23rd of January with a 17-4 head to head statistic in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (7 draws).

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala chose to play with the following team: Ederson (6.5), Rico Lewis (6.5), John Stones (6.6), Manuel Akanji (6.4), Nathan Aké (7.1), Rodri (7.2), İlkay Gündoğan (6.6), Riyad Mahrez (8.9), Julián Álvarez (7.6), Jack Grealish (6.2) and Erling Haaland (6.9).

Manchester City could not rely on the presence of Kyle Walker (injured).


Manchester City made 3 changes: Ilkay Gündogan for Bernardo Silva (80′), Rico Lewis for Kyle Walker (83′) and Erling Haaland for Rúben Dias (90′).

Top player: Riyad Mahrez

The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was Riyad Mahrez.

His rating is (8.9) with 2 goals, 43 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 12 crosses.

Tottenham Hotspur: Formation and Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Antonio Conte played with: Hugo Lloris (6.2), Cristian Romero (6.3), Eric Dier (6.6), Ben Davies (6.1), Emerson Royal (7.3), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (6.6), Rodrigo Bentancur (6.4), Ivan Perišić (6.2), Dejan Kulusevski (8.0), Heung-min Son (6.8) and Harry Kane (6.8).


Tottenham Hotspur made 4 changes: Ivan Perisic for R. Sessegnon (69′), Rodrigo Bentancur  for Yves Bissouma (74′), Ben Davies for Clément Lenglet (78′) and Emerson for Richarlison (78′).

Top player: Dejan Kulusevski

Probably the most impressive player in Tottenham Hotspur was Dejan Kulusevski.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 35 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11.


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