Manchester City drops third in the table after a controversial referee’s call

Manchester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Manchester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Manchester City and Tottenham played out a thrilling six-goal encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, capping off an action-packed Premier League day. In their pursuit of a top-four finish, Manchester City faced Tottenham, who showed excellent form even without their top scorer, Harry Kane.

There was nothing short of a trendsetting thriller between Manchester City and Tottenham Spurs, with both teams displaying unwavering determination. Tottenham took the lead in the first six minutes as a result of an explosive start and rapid counter-attack culminating in Son’s ninth goal in the last ten games.

Nevertheless, Tottenham’s Hieng Ming Son’s own goal ended the lead within minutes. As the match unfolded, both sides relentlessly attacked, eager to capitalize on opportunities and secure victory. A brilliant build-up play involving Halland, Doku, and Alvarez helped Manchester City surge ahead 2-1 in the 30th minute.

Tottenham Refuses Defeat

68 minutes into the match, Tottenham recovered possession and orchestrated a sublime play, which led to Lo Celso’s equalizer. The seesaw battle continued, with Rodri’s high press setting the stage for Haaland’s pass to Grealish, who scored in the 80th minute to give Manchester City a 3-2 lead.

Tottenham refused to accept defeat in the dying moments and mounted a left-sided attack. It was Johnson, who delivered an excellent cross into the penalty box, that led to Kulusevski scoring in the 90th minute to tie the game at 3-3.

Manchester City Robbed

The closely contested race for the top position in the league intensified, with Arsenal leading the table and Liverpool trailing by a mere two points. The competition for supremacy remains as fierce as ever.

The match witnessed a controversial moment in the last two minutes, as a referee’s decision to halt play denied Manchester City an advantage after a foul on Haaland during a counter-attack.

It is admirable to admire Tottenham’s indomitable spirit, which is demonstrated by their resilience and refusal to give up.