Manchester City
4 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur
2017/12/16 | 19:30 |  English Premier League | Etihad Stadium, Manchester |  Full Time
English Premiership

As it happened: Man City 4-1 Tottenham

2017-12-16 21:35
Last Updated at 16:34
16 Dec 21:50
16 Dec 21:37

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16 Dec 21:35
Tottenham - currently seventh - find themselves 21 points behind Manchester City and will need to focus now on securing a top-four finish.
16 Dec 21:33

- City continue with their rampant mood of taking things to the next level in the Premier League.

- 16 straight wins for the noisy neighbours and 18 games unbeaten. 

- Goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and a Raheem Sterling double.

- City open up a 14-point lead over local rivals Manchester United.

16 Dec 21:30
FINAL SCORE: Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur
16 Dec 21:30


16 Dec 21:26
Lovely drive from Eriksen from the edge of the area gets Spurs a consolation.
16 Dec 21:25
16 Dec 21:22

Eric Dier makes a terrible mistake while Lloris falls as Sterling put it through the Frenchman’s legs,

The rest as they say is history as Sterling slots into the empty net.

16 Dec 21:20
16 Dec 21:17
87' CHANCE! Sterling with a strike straight towards Lloris and the 'keeper makes no mistake with punching it over the crossbar. 
16 Dec 21:16
85' Substitution: Leroy Sane comes off for Bernardo Silva
16 Dec 21:15
84' Substitution: Dele Alli off for Moussa Sissoko.
16 Dec 21:14
83' Substitution Gundogan comes off for Philip Foden
16 Dec 21:11
Sterling finally buries an opportunity as he taps City in a three-goal lead. 
16 Dec 21:10
16 Dec 21:07

74' PENALTY! but Gabriel misses from the spot! 

16 Dec 21:03

Incredible counter attack from City as De Bruyne, who has played most of the match in central midfield, finds himself on the wing - switching places with Sane.

The Belgian darts forward after receiving the ball and hits a thundering strike past Lloris who cannot control the shot.

16 Dec 20:59
16 Dec 20:59
66' WHAT A SAVE! Lloris makes a good enough save on a Sane strike that looked to be going into the right top corner. 
16 Dec 20:58

63' Spurs' movement has been better and Ederson has been the one keep the visitors score at zero. Any one on the bench for Poch to bring on to change the match? 

Moussa Sissoko, Fernando Llorente, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela all on the bench... 

16 Dec 20:55
59' Jesus gets quickly into the thick of things and has an opportunity with a chance at goal. He can't quite sort his feet out in time and Lloris manages to jump onto the ball.
16 Dec 20:48
57' Aguero sacrificed and substituted with Gabriel Jesus coming into the fold. 
16 Dec 20:47
55' Bolted strike by Kane to put Ederson to the test but the 'keeper is up for the challenge and palms it away.
16 Dec 20:42
52' Yellow card Harry Kane now... 
16 Dec 20:40
51' Yellow card for Fabian Delph. 
16 Dec 20:40
49' Spurs' Son involved in back-to-back attacking jolts but City's defence keeping the Londoners at bay. 
16 Dec 20:35
45' Second-half is underway...
16 Dec 20:19
16 Dec 20:17
45' Two minutes of additional time added on...
16 Dec 20:17
44' Spurs on the attack and almost find a way in behind City with Son lively in the move however Ederson is quick off his line to collect the a dangerous cross in from Rose. 
16 Dec 20:14
41' De Bruyne in the mix again as the Belgian plays in Sterling, who then knocks it towards Fernandinho in the middle of the park. The Brazilian puts a lofted cross towards Aguero only for the striker to flagged for offside. 
16 Dec 20:11
40' City 1-0 Spurs
16 Dec 20:09
36' High boot from Otamendi as he receives a yellow card for his challenge on Harry Kane.
16 Dec 20:05

33' De Bruyne making things happen here for City.

A joy to watch. 

16 Dec 20:04
32' Sane with a heavy touch which should have been City's second goal after the German received a pin point pass from midfield. 
16 Dec 20:01
28' Spurs are not composed in midfield and losing the ball easily. Eriksen, Alli and Son are completely shut out of the match. 
16 Dec 19:59

26' All City now as Lloris is once again brought into the match as he punches away an effort from Gundogan.

16 Dec 19:56

23' Aguero chooses power over accuracy and laces a strike towards Lloris, who then palms it away only for it to land in front of Sterling. The wingers rebound attempt flies over the crossbar.

Relief for Spurs.

16 Dec 19:54
20' City 1-0 Spurs
16 Dec 19:51
17' Harry Kane is not able to muscle his way past Fernandinho as Spurs look to get back into the match. 
16 Dec 19:48
Ilkay Gundogan gets his head in the mix of Spurs players and nodding City into the lead from searching corner-kick.
16 Dec 19:45
16 Dec 19:43

9' The first of many tackles predicted between Rose and Sterling. 

Rose the culprit this time around. 


  • Full time at the Etihad as City extend their lead at the top of the table. Spurs were no match for the Cityzens as they completely outplayed the North Londoners. Can anyone stop them?

  • GOAL, SPURS, ERIKSEN! 4-1: Eriksen hits a low drive into the bottom corner to give Tottenham something to hold onto

  • 90'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, STERLING! 4-0: Sterling piles on the misery for Spurs as he passes the ball into an empty net. Comical defending from Dier

  • 88'

    Lloris saves acrobatically to keep Sterling from adding his second and City's fourth

  • 83'

    Foden replaces Gundogan and Alli is replaced by Sissoko as both managers make changes

  • 0'

    City are unbeaten for a record 15 league games, Spurs have won back to back but can they stop Guardiola's rampant side

  • 80'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, STERLING! 3-0: Finally Sterling puts one away after Sane puts it on a plate for him

  • 78'

    Winks has a great chance to pull one back for Spurs after good work from Lamela but he takes too long over the ball and the chance subsides

  • 76'

    Missed! Jesus' penalty hits the post and the rebound is skied inexplicably over by Sterling

  • 75'

    Penalty to City! Vertonghen downs De Bruyne. Jesus to take..

  • 70'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, DE BRUYNE! 2-0: Spurs are caught up field and Gundogan finds De Bruyne who fires a venomous strike with his left foot which bursts through Lloris' outstretched hand

  • 68'

    Another Spurs player in the book as Alli's studs dig into De Bruyne's ankle

  • 67'

    Sane jinks past two before forcing Lloris into a good save which falls to Sterling who is in an offside position

  • 64'

    Son has a pot at goal on his weaker foot but it is high and not so handsome

  • 62'

    Dembele has been threatening to get a card all game and finally Craig Pawson obliges and gets out his yellow

  • 59'

    Jesus cannot sort his feet out and Lloris smothers. Rose then goes up the other end and fires his shot over the top. End to end stuff at the Etihad

  • 55'

    Ederson travels sharply to his right to stop Kane's long range bullet

  • 52'

    Pawson gets the yellow card out again, this time for Kane's naughty challenge on Sterling

  • 51'

    Delph sees himself in the book after a rash challenge on Trippier

  • 48'

    Son has an early half chance from Kane's cross but Sane snuffs it out

  • 46'

    Craig Pawson blows his whistles to signal the start of the second half


  • Half time at the Etihad which sees City lead through an unlikely source in Gundogan. City have carved Spurs open on a number of occasions but failed to beat Lloris a second time

  • 44'

    Alli takes a nasty tumble as he is confronted legally by Ederson. City break up the other end and Aguero's shot is blocked by Rose

  • 42'

    Aguero fluffs his shot but the linesman saves his blushes

  • 40'

    Alli fouls Gundogan to provide City with a prime position to double the lead. De Bruyne delivers but it is repelled by the Spurs' defense

  • 37'

    Otamendi has no argument with a yellow card as he kicks Kane in the face. Relief for the City man

  • 35'

    Kane gives City a reminder of what can happen if they give him a chance as he curls one just wide of Ederson's goal

  • 33'

    Aguero strikes one wide from the edge of the box with his left foot

  • 32'

    Trippier is receiving some attention after a robust Delph challenge. He looks like he will continue

  • 29'

    Aguero has a half chance from a Sane cross but Rose does well to block

  • 27'

    Gundogan almost has a second as his placed effort is saved low down by Lloris

  • 24'

    Ederson plays it to Sane who is in space. He finds Aguero who stings the palms of Lloris and Sterling fires the rebound over

  • 23'

    Winks has an option to slip in Son but instead plays it wide to Rose who crosses straight to Ederson

  • 20'

    Rose has a little push in the back of Mangala but the referee waves away the appeals

  • 15'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, GUNDOGAN! 1-0: Sane's corner kick finds an unmarked Gundogan who nods home easily

  • 12'

    Eriksen finds Kane in the box but his header loops wide of goal

  • 9'

    Sane glides past Trippier as if he was not there but Lloris and Dier block the ball across the face

  • 7'

    Great ball down the flank by De Bruyne looking for Sterling but Lloris reads it well

  • 5'

    Dembele's turn now as he has a go at his Belgian colleague, De Bruyne. Fiery start

  • 3'

    Early ticking off for Fernandinho as he fouls Dembele

  • 1'

    Kick off at the Etihad as Aguero plays the ball back

  • 0'

    Spurs XI: Lloris, Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane

  • 0'

    Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero

  • 0'

    Welcome to the Etihad Stadium for this Premier League match between high flying Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur

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  • 4 Goals 1
    • 14' Ilkay Gundogan
    • 70' Kevin De Bruyne
    • 80' Raheem Sterling
    • 90' Raheem Sterling
    • 90' Christian Eriksen
  • 2 Yellow Cards 4
    • 38' Nicolas Otamendi
    • 51' Fabian Delph
    • 52' Harry Kane
    • 62' Mousa Dembele
    • 68' Dele Alli
    • 90' Moussa Sissoko
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Kyle Walker
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Fabian Delph
  • Leroy Sane
  • Fernandinho
  • Nicolas Otamendi
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  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Harry Kane
  • Eric Dier
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Dele Alli
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Harry Winks
  • Claudio Bravo
  • Danilo
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • Yaya Toure
  • Phil Foden
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  • Erik Lamela
  • Michel Vorm
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Fernando Llorente
  • Juan Foyth
  • Serge Aurier
  • Ben Davies

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