Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester City: Tottenham not able to punish City for sloppy second half (0-1)

Manchester City looked in total control of this match after scoring early, even though some defenders looked prone to personal errors. In the second half, Spurs could have taken advantage of the available spaces allowed by City. A bobbly pitch and not being able to field their star playmakers for more than fifteen minutes prevented them from scoring an equalizer.

Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino was not able to name Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to the starting line-up, as both players were not deemed fit enough for ninety minutes. Tottenham’s initial line-up thus . . .

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Erik Elias (24) is co-founder and Head Editor of Between the Posts. Dutch, so admires Johan Cruijff and his football principles, but enjoys writing about other styles too. After six years of coaching youth football in the Netherlands, it's now time to focus on journalism. Communication student, graduating this year. Anchor of ‘De Voetbalpodcast', weekly Dutch football podcast. [ View all posts ]

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