Dejan Kulusevski conjured up a 90th-minute equaliser to earn Tottenham a 3-3 draw against Manchester City in a thrilling game at the Etihad Stadium.
Jack Grealish had looked to have come off the bench to win it for the Premier League champions but in a game of high drama, Tottenham, who had led early on through Heung-Min Son, mustered a second equaliser to end their run of three consecutive defeats.
The match had it all from the outset, Son scoring at both ends before Phil Foden appeared to put City in control. But Erling Haaland wasted chances and Pep Guardiola’s side also struck post and bar before Giovani Lo Celso made them pay midway through the second half.
Grealish thought he had decided it late on but Kulusevski had the final say to reward Ange Postecoglou’s entertaining approach. Spurs move back up to fifth in the table, while City miss the chance to move back to second and are now three points off leaders Arsenal.
The entertainment was the focus but there was time for late refereeing drama when Simon Hooper elected to stop play for a foul on Haaland after briefly seeming to have played on. It denied Grealish the chance to race clear on goal and sparked angry scenes.
That was tough on City but it is their trend for slipping up late on – having also dropped points against Chelsea and Liverpool of late – that will concern their supporters. And leave the rest of their Premier League rivals hoping that the old ruthlessness is not there right now.
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Manchester City face a tricky trip to Aston Villa on Wednesday, kick-off 8.15pm. They then head south to play Luton on Sunday, kick-off 2pm – a game live on Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, Tottenham host West Ham in a spicy London derby on Thursday, kick-off 8.15pm. Next up, Newcastle are the visitors to north London on Sunday, kick-off 4.30pm – a game live on Sky Sports.
Source : Sky Sports