Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester City: History Repeats As City Miss Chances Against Spurs (2-0)
In terms of the balance of play and the result, this game was reminiscent of the earlier clash between these sides this season, when City dominated but were unable to win. Guardiola’s side set up with a left side overload in attack and were able to break through Spurs time and time again, but unable to finish their chances. In the second half, Zinchenko’s red card and the subsequent two goals from Spurs were enough to sink City.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
After their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in midweek - which saw them nevertheless reach the EFL Cup final on aggregate - Manchester City travelled to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur. This game also served up the always interesting matchup between coaches José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, who last met back in November 2018, when Guardiola’s City defeated Mourinho’s United side 3-1 in the Manchester Derby.
Spurs’ recent win over Norwich followed a four game winless spell for Mourinho’s team, which also included defeats against Southampton and Liverpool. A win at home in this game against City would bring Spurs up to fifth in the Premier League to lead the chasing pack for the . . .