It's such a rare spectacle. All the five goals in the fixture were netted in the second half. And, Premier League leaders Manchester City had a tough time overcoming the challenge posed by Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday night. City finally bagged a 3-2 victory thanks to a last-gasp goal by Mario Balotelli (95 minutes).

Samir Nasri scored the opener on 56 minutes. And, City's advantage was doubled by Joleon Lescott in less than three minutes.

But Spurs hit back the very next minute when Jermain Defoe shot into an empty net. They drew level with Gareth Bale too scoring on 65 minutes.

Balotelli's stoppage time penalty saved the day for Roberto Mancini's side. City are now a good six points clear of bitter rivals and neighbours Manchester United at the summit of the League table.

Here are the highlights from the action:

Manchester City's Silva controls the ball ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Parker during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Aguero holds off Tottenham Hotspur's Kaboul during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Silva challenges Tottenham Hotspur's Parker during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Tottenham hope to continue their successful season with a win over Arsenal.REUTERS
Manchester City's Milner challenges Tottenham Hotspur's Bale during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Lescott shoots to score during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Balotelli is fouled by Tottenham Hotspur's King for a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Defoe shoots past Manchester City's Hart to score during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Kaboul reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City in Manchester.Reuters