Manchester City on Monday night, the pitifully poor turf of Wembley the winner against Tottenham with 0-1 won. Riyad Mahrez made after six minutes the only goal of the match. City remains so, together with Liverpool in the lead of the Premier League.
Only two Belgians to the kick-off of Tottenham – Manchester City. Both the home team: Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembélé. Jan Vertonghen is still a while along the side with a hamstring injury. When Manchester City had the newly recovered Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany are satisfied with a place on the bench.
The match was played on a poor field, ravaged by the NFL match on Sunday (read more). But the visitors did little to of to and had – um – no grass grow. After just six minutes, was 0-1 already on the board. The Spurs defense verkeek on a long ball, Raheem Sterling took advantage and provided, Riyad Mahrez the openingsdoelpunt for.
Manchester City dominated, without many large opportunities. That got Harry Kane on the other side. But the topschutter of the Spurs shot one high up and lacked eye-to-eye with goalkeeper Ederson through the ball too far away from the foot to jump.
In the second half forgot to Manchester City the death match. Among others, David Silva and Sergio Agüero were some beckoning untapped potential. The Argentine Aguëro was twenty minutes before time, exchanged for Kevin De Bruyne. Our countryman could in that little time he was awarded his stamp not print. It was especially Tottenham – with the sunken Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – that in the slotkwartier still close to, came the equalizer. Erik Lamela was in the sixteen meters free shoot on goal, but fell head-long over. In the absolute final stage, if Vincent Kompany is still a short moment raids. He saw that City for the sixth match in a row in the Premier League the zero held.
With this victory, increased Manchester City closing the gap with Tottenham (fifth) to five points. City, together with Liverpool unbeaten in the lead with two points more than the first pursuer Chelsea.
Click here to view the results and the position in the Premier League.