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Premier League Highlights: Manchester City held by Tottenham Hotspur in VAR-induced drama

Premier League Highlights: Manchester City were denied a winner against Tottenham Hotspur in the injury time after VAR had spotted a handball in the buildup of the goal.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 18, 2019 12:20:57 am
Premier League Highlights: Both the managers having a word with each other after VAR ruled out Gabriel Jesus’ winner (Source: Reuters)

Premier League Highlights: Manchester City had a late goal from Gabriel Jesus ruled out by VAR video review as they drew 2-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday — their first league home game without victory in nearly eight months. City exited the Champions League in April to Spurs when they had a late ‘winner’ ruled out by VAR.

The Brazilian drove in what looked like the winner in added time but while City were celebrating, the VAR review had spotted a handball by City defender Aymeric Laporte before Jesus struck home. City exited the Champions League in April to Spurs when they had a late ‘winner’ ruled out by VAR.


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Premier League, Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur highlights:

23:58 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Full Time: MCI 2-2 TOT

It's deja vu for Manchester City as VAR once again comes into play as Gabriel Jesus' goal has been disallowed. TV replay showed Laporte had accidentally handled the incoming cross from De Bruyne. Meanwhile, the referee blows the final whistle and it remains 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium. While Spurs rejoice the result, City are certainly disappointed with VAR decision.    

23:45 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Zinchenko injured?

Players take a break as Zinchenko remains on the ground. With less than 10 minutes to go can City produce another sublime gameplay to restore the one-goal advantage. Meanwhile, Zinchenko will carry on. MCI 2-2 TOT (83')  

23:27 (IST)17 Aug 2019
City substitution

Pep Guardiola makes the first City substitution as Gabriel Jesus comes in the middle in place for Sergio Aguero. And Guardiola and Aguero have a heated conversation in the touchline with Mikel Arteta separating the duo. MCI 2-2 TOT (64')     

23:20 (IST)17 Aug 2019
What a substitution!

Lucas Moura comes in place of Harry Winks and squares things up for Spurs in just 20 seconds. Moura was just introduced in the game and he guides an incoming corner from Lamela to the top left corner of the goalpost. What a substitution! MCI 2-2 TOT (56') 

23:13 (IST)17 Aug 2019
City nearly double their lead

Second half starts and City nearly double their lead. Zinchenko strikes from almost 30-yards away from the goalpost and his shot takes a deflection, but Lloris makes a great save to rescue Spurs out of danger. MCI 2-1 TOT (49') 

23:07 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Play resumes!

Action resumes at The Etihad as Spurs look to turn things around in the final 45 minutes. Can Spurs level things up or will City continue their dominance?  MCI 2-1 TOT    

22:51 (IST)17 Aug 2019

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero help Manchester City take a one-goal advantage at the end of the first half. Eric Lamela also finds his name on the scoresheet as the scoreline reads City 2-1 Spurs going into the interval. 

22:48 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Another nervy moment for Spurs!

Another brilliant passing display by City in the front. After a couple of passes in the center, De Bruyne gets the ball in the right and he squares it towards with a perfect pass to Gundogan in the middle of the box. The German strikes it the first time and it goes inches wide of the goalpost. Another nervy moment for Spurs. MCI 2-1 TOT (43')  

22:41 (IST)17 Aug 2019

City regain the one-goal advantage as Sergio Aguero converts a simple tap in from another Kevin De Bruyne cross. It was Bernardo Silva who initiated the attack by slipping the ball down the right, creating space for De Bruyne to run. The Belgian delivers another cross and Aguero flicks it into the bottom right corner of the goalpost. MCI 2-1 TOT (35') 

22:28 (IST)17 Aug 2019
City stumble soon after taking the lead

Spurs are back in the game.  That's some mistake City might have to lament at the end as Lamela strides forward with the ball with no defenders closing the Argentine. Two steps forward and Lamela blasts it from 20 yards only to find his name in the scoresheet. City stumble soon after taking the lead. MCI 1-1 TOT (23')

22:24 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Sterling does what he does best!

Manchester City take the lead. Bernado Silva passes the ball to De Bruyne from the right flank and the Belgian whips the ball towards the far post. Sterling rushes in for the ball and he heads it past Lloris with ease. City take the much-deserved lead here. MCI 1-0 TOT  (20') 

22:21 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Spurs show that they are in the game too!

Kane finally runs with the ball inside City's half as he plays the ball towards Sissoko in the right. He dribbles forward and chips the ball to Eric Lamela at the far post, whose effort is cleared away by City defence. MCI 0-0 TOT  (16')  

22:17 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Kane yet to touch the ball in City's half

It's been 15 minutes and we are yet without a goal. However, City has been dominating the match right from the word go and Harry Kane is yet to touch the ball in City's half. MCI 0-0 TOT  (15') 

22:13 (IST)17 Aug 2019
First Sterling, then De Bruyne as City continue their attack

City were close from taking an early lead here as Sterling had a great opportunity to knock the ball past Lloris. However, his shot is blocked and goes out for a corner. City take a quick corner and De Bruyne strikes from the edge of the box but the power behind the shot was missing as Lloris picks it up with ease. MCI 0-0 TOT  (8') 

22:07 (IST)17 Aug 2019
City attack as usual

Manchester City are in their usual mode as they continue their relentless attack on the goal. Zinchenko plays a beautiful ball to Sterling down the left, but the English forward mistimes his run as the linesman raises his flag for offside. MCI 0-0 TOT (4') 

22:01 (IST)17 Aug 2019

It's a bright day in Manchester as Gundogan and Aguero stand in the middle of the pitch to get things underway.  

21:50 (IST)17 Aug 2019

City have made four changes in their line-ups as Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Nicolas Otamendi come in for John Stones, David Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus. 

Spurs have made just one change as Christian Eriksen returns in place of Lucas Moura.

The Teams:

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Bravo, Gabriel Jesus, Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, Foden

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Ndombele, Lamela, Eriksen, Kane

Subs: Vertonghen, Dier, Lo Celso, Gazzaniga, Lucas Moura, Skipp, Davies

Referee: Michael Oliver 

21:45 (IST)17 Aug 2019
Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the mouth-watering contest between defending champions Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. The match is being played at the Etihad Stadium and manager Pep Guardiola would seek for another remarkable show from his side. For Spurs, Harry Kane will be the key man as he will be supported by Lucas Moura in front. While City dismantled their opponent in their opening fixture, Spurs managed a nervy win against a newly-promoted Aston Villa. Stay tuned for LIVE UPDATES! 

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Live Updates. (Source: Reuters)

Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will take place at Etihad Stadium. The epic encounter will begin at 10pm IST.

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