Date: 15th April 2018 at 10:16am
Written by:
Tottenham Hotspur
1 – 3
Manchester City

Wembley Stadium

Premier League

14/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 80881

Referee: Jon Moss

Tottenham HotspurManchester City
C Eriksen (42)G Jesus (22), I Gündogan (25 pen), R Sterling (72)
Hugo Lloris
 
Ederson
Kieran TrippierKyle Walker
Davinson SánchezVincent Kompany
 
Jan VertonghenAymeric Laporte
Ben Davies
 
Fabian Delph
 
Mousa Dembélé
 
73Kevin De Bruyne
 
89
Eric DierIIkay Gündogan
Erik Lamela64David Silva
Christian EriksenRaheem Sterling
Dele Alli84Gabriel Jesus
 
76
Harry KaneLeroy Sané64

Substitutes

Michel VormClaudio Bravo
Heung-Min Son64Bernardo Silva76
Victor WanyamaNicolás Otamendi64
Moussa Sissoko84Alexander Zinchenko
Serge AurierYaya Touré89
Lucas Moura73Phil Foden
Kazaiah SterlingBrahim Diaz

Game Statistics

8Goal attempts17
3On Target6
5Corners7
11Fouls12
3Yellow Cards4
0Red Cards0
48%52

A crowd of just over 80,000 witnessed a scintillating City performance under the Wembley floodlights last night.

Blues were hoping to bounce back from a disappointing set of recent results and wow, we were not disappointed.

Let’s not forget, Tottenham had not lost a Premier League fixture since their 4-1 defeat at the Etihad last December.

Match report, courtesy of Esteemed Kompany.

Player ratings, out of 10.

Ederson – 7

A couple of stray passes were very un-Ederson like. Having said that, his general cool, calm and collective stance oozed machismo.

Will he win this seasons Young Player of the Year award? Well, he’s been nominated by his peers and has every chance of coming out on top.

 Kyle Walker – 7.5

He received a rapturous applause from the home fans when he initially walk out onto the Wembley turf, and then for the whole 90 minutes, booed. Typical Spurs supporters -they can never make their mind up.

Always a threat on the right with some cracking crosses, especially the one for Sterling to latch onto, and score.

Vincent Kompany – 9

The best game of the season, in my opinion. You could see by his body language that nothing was going to get the better of him, and it didn’t. Ashford and Simpson once sang, “Solid as a Rock” and by god, he certainly was.

Aymeric Laporte – 6

I do worry, at times as to whether Aymeric has the ability to settle into the Premier League. He just seems a tad off the pace, and if any City is going to give possession away it’s generally him.

I am not saying he had a bad game. Far from it BUT, compared to the rest he seems a tad off the pace.

Fabian Delph – 8

He gave absolutely everything and was happy to give Pep his blood, sweat and tears – he certainly gave his boss plenty of sweat. Having said that, I get the feeling Fabian will drop down the pecking order once Mendy returns. And then there is the small matter of summer recruits. Enjoy the limelight while you can.

Kevin De Bruyne – 9

Kevin was back to his best. He was able to find and create space and in doing so made a mockery out of the Spurs midfield, and did it at a canter. This bloke is a bloody genius.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

I don’t remember the German international putting a foot wrong. On the other hand I don’t remember him doing anything sensational. Is that the sign of someone who likes to keep out of the limelight? I don’t know, you tell me.

David Silva – 6.5

I can’t exactly put my finger on why David failed to mesmerise me – he usually does. Yes, he did contribute but there was something missing, and I don’t know what it was.

 Raheem Sterling – 8.5

The critics love putting him down, on occasion I do, when justified. But hey, the bloke has transformed and morphed, with the help of Pep into a stunning player. He is not perfect and can and does miss golden opportunities. Nevertheless he deserved his 8.5. Yes, he was lucky with the penalty decision but remember, he did score. Plenty of energy throughout.

Gabriel Jesus – 7.5

Gave the Spurs defenders a headache and run them ragged. Just a shame he ran out of steam.

Leroy Sane – 7

Hit the post and involved in the majority of the City attacks. Pleasant performance.

Subs

Nicolas Otamendi – 7

Came on for Sane (64). Soon picked up the pace of the game. Did okay.

Bernardo Silva – 5

Came on for Jesus (76). Didn’t see a lot of him.

Yaya Toure

Came on in the last minute for KDB. No time to mark.

 

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