Full-time: Tottenham 4-1 Manchester City

  • Kevin de Bruyne gives City the lead, but hosts fightback through Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela to secure a third straight Premier League win
  • Questionable offside decisions for three of the five goals but Kane ends his run of 12 hours without finding the net at club level
  • Willy Caballero starts for the visitors, now beaten in three of their last four games, as Manuel Pellegrini leaves Joe Hart on the substitutes bench at White Hart Lane and Vincent Kompany withdraws with illness
  • Manchester City still without David Silva, who is suffering with a calf injury and Yaya Toure picks up a hamstring problem
Harry Kane
Harry Kane had gone more than 12 hours without scoring for Tottenham before Saturday\'s impressive victory. Getty

A truly impressive fightback from Tottenham, who are now only three points behind today's opponents and move up to fifth before the 15:00 BST kick-offs. While the lack of offside calls will prove a major talking point, they rallied well after falling behind to that De Bruyne opener and the sense of relief at seeing Kane end his goal drought was evident.

As for City, their selection problems are mounting with Silva, Hart, Kompany and now possibly Toure all lacking in fitness ahead of their Champions League meeting with Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany on Wednesday. They looked very dangerous on the counter before the break, but reacted poorly to going behind and never looked confident of restoring parity thereafter.

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Tottenham 4-1 Manchester City


A booking for Alli as he brings down Nasri. Lloris then does well to hold an awkward, dipping De Bruyne free-kick.


Pellegrini has made one final substitution, introducing Roberts in place of a frustrated and goalless Aguero. Carroll replaces Lamela for Tottenham.


A hugely impressive result now all but assured for Tottenham as Clinton turns his man effortlessly wide on the right before providing a low cross for Lamela. The former Roma man does not panic and manages to coolly work his way around both Demichelis and Caballero before slotting home.


Goal: Tottenham 4-1 Manchester City (Erik Lamela)


Son was certainly offside there as he prodded in at the back post, but it looked as if it would have gone in anyway had he not tried to make contact. The South Korean has gone off now, with fellow new signing Clinton Njie taking his place for the final 15 minutes plus injury time.


Persistent play from Kane as he breezes beyond his marker down the left before laying a ball just too far in front of the onrushing Lamela. Son then has the ball in the net but is flagged for offside and it won't stand.


City come close to reducing the arrears as substitute Navas links up with Sagna before lashing a shot from a difficult angle that is tipped over the bar by Lloris. Sterling opens up space for another effort before sending a poor shot wide.

Nasri is on for Fernandinho. 20 minutes remaining at White Hart Lane.


A first change of the afternoon from Pochettino as Eriksen is replaced by Chadli.


Demichelis is extremely fortunate not to receive a second yellow card for stepping across Lamela but he is still punished as Tottenham extend their lead from the resulting free-kick. Eriksen rattles a superb effort off the crossbar and Kane is there to instinctively loft the rebound into the top corner.

A huge relief for the striker as he bags his first club goal of the season and ends a drought that had extended beyond 12 hours of competitive action.


Goal: Tottenham 3-1 Manchester City (Harry Kane)


A couple of cautions for Spurs as Lamela is booked for a late foul on Kolarov and Dier likewise for a strong challenge on Fernandinho.


Hart is apparently suffering from a back strain today, but he will be back in the side very soon judging by Caballero's woeful and costly decision making at that free-kick.

It has now been confirmed that Kompany was withdrawn from the bench today through illness, while Pellegrini's worries increase as Toure hurts his hamstring and is replaced by Navas.


Despite being firmly on the backfoot since the start of the second half, Tottenham have fought back to lead for the first time.

Otamendi gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position after fouling Kane on the right-hand side and Lamela floats the free-kick in towards Alderweireld at the front post. The Belgian defender rises above Fernando to head home, with Caballero in no-man's land having clearly regretted his decision to try and collect.


Goal: Tottenham 2-1 Manchester City (Toby Alderweireld)


City looking to force the initiative early in the second 45 as Toure forces a save from Lloris and Aguero wins a corner.


The second half is now underway. No personnel changes from either Pochettino or Pellegrini at the break.


The failure of both assistant referees to spot that De Bruyne and Walker were offside in the build-up to each goal is sure to prove a major talking point at the break.

The first was at least a very marginal decision, however. Quite shocking how Simon Beck, standing in an excellent position, did not spot that Walker had strayed well beyond the last defender.


Walker was a good few yards offside when that ball was played in the lead up to Dier's excellent finish. An understandably aggrieved Demichelis remonstrates with the officials after the half-time whistle blows and receives a yellow card for his trouble.



Tottenham 1-1 Manchester City


The home side get back on level terms as Kane releases Walker down the right and his low cross towards Son draws a good save from Caballero. The rebound is given away cheaply by De Bruyne and Dier fizzes in a low shot off the inside of the post. Just seconds to go until half-time.


Goal: Tottenham 1-1 Manchester City (Eric Dier)