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Manchester City 2 – Tottenham Hotspur 3

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  • Kulusevski (4′minutes)
  • Kane (59′minutes, 90’+5minutes)

 

 

Spurs won a dramatic game against runaway leaders Manchester City to gain a valuable 3 points, and still a hop of Champions League qualification.

With West Ham only managing a point today, and Manchester United’s form patchy, only a victory to North London rivals could sour what was an amazing performance by “one of the hardest working teams I have managed in my career”, according to Spurs Maestro Antonio Conte. Yet, Conte was completely happy.

Spurs took the lead early, when new signing Kulusevski put the visitors ahead. City though rarely lie down, so the always threatening Gundogan surprised nobody when he levelled the scores after 33 minutes. So, at the half time break, the scores were all square. Despite this, the second half was to yield so much more.

 

The Second Half – A Pulsating Half Ends With A Bang!

 

Tottenham began the second half with a similar result, Kane, who was thought to be going to City only a few weeks ago, putting the North London outfit ahead again…1-2. But, the game was not done.

Only when extra time began did the show really begin!

Mahrez thought he had salvaged a point for the leaders when he converted a penalty after 2 minutes of extra time…would City go home happy with a fight back to take a point? No.

Tottenham hero Harry Kane gave North London the result of dreams when, in the 95th minute, he gave a last gasp victory to Antonio Conte’s team, and hope to those who want to see Tottenham once again prowl the lanes of the Champions League. This was an unexpected, and a brilliant result for London Football.

There is no doubt that City are a magnificent team…but kudos to Spurs for having the intestinal fortitude to fight back, and fight back hard.

Antonio Conte found something to hate, which was simply not good enough.

 

 

 

‘I hate..not good enough’ What Upset Antonio Conte

 

Antonio Conte could be forgiven for simply focusing on a magnificent victory for Spurs. However, he found something to hate and that was simply not good enough about the team after this performance.

Spurs showed today that they can beat the best, so why don’t they win more matches? This is something that Conte highlighted in his post match interview with Sky Sports. He said:

 

First of all I hate to lose…Only one win is not good enough

 

So, Conte is clearly upset at Tottenham’s recent form. As a serial winner, he hates to lose, and Tottenham have lost 3 recently. This kind of form is clearly ‘not good enough’, and Conte will use today’s magnificent win not only as motivation for the team, but also as a rod for their backs if their form against ‘lesser’ teams falters.

Be wary Spurs, your manager hates to lose, if you go back on a run of losses, their will be sore ears in North London!

Here is Antonio Conte’s main thoughts overall, as said to Sky Sports:

“It was an emotional game for sure. It was an exciting game…We played a good game. We followed a plan. Manchester City would keep the possession for 65 to 70 minutes for the game so we needed to be good tactically. But even when defending our first thought should be to attack…We created chances and scored good goals against a fantastic team…This win will give us more confidence. It wasn’t simple to play Manchester City after three losses in a row…But this is a process, we are working very hard to improve aspect. This type of game gives us confidence…First of all I hate to lose. Our reaction was important…The Premier League is very difficult. Every game you have to fight a lot. We are continuing to improve everything and every level we work very hard…Harry [Kane] is for sure an important player for us. Today our strikers played very well. Harry was very good at keeping the ball….I think the first goal was great because this goal is about our job and our work that we are doing every day…Only one win is not good enough. Don’t forget we are coming off three losses. But a win against Manchester City is very good…We have a lot of space for improvement. This is one of the hardest working teams I have managed in my career.”

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5 Brighton & Hov… 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
8 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
9 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
12 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
17 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
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