Manchester City – Tottenham Hotspur: City Unfortunate to Draw in Dominant Performance (2-2)
Manchester City were held to a draw against Tottenham Hotspur, despite being the far better side. City dominated the game for large stretches as Spurs struggled to deal with their dangerous wing attacks. Spurs, on their turn, could rarely break through City’s pressing when they had the ball. Despite this, a long range strike from Erik Lamela and a header from substitute Lucas Moura from a set piece were enough for Spurs to salvage a draw.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
City started off their search for a third consecutive Premier League title in emphatic fashion last week with a 5-0 win over West Ham. New signing Rodrigo seemed to be settling into the mould fairly quickly, and star forward Raheem Sterling got his campaign off to a perfect start with three goals in their season opener.
Both Sterling and Rodrigo featured in the starting lineup for this game as well. Pep Guardiola also reintroduced Bernardo Silva to the starting lineup, as well as İlkay Gündoğan, who took the place of David Silva as the Spaniard dropped to the bench. Silva was joined by another new signing in João Cancelo, who is yet to make his debut for City as Kyle Walker again took up the right back position.
Spurs also got a victory on the opening day, however theirs was somewhat more nervous than City’s as they
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