Man City roar again for 'should win' over Tottenham


Manchester City pulled off a dizzying second-half comeback to beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 on the Etihad Stadium within the Premier League on Thursday night time.

Targets after the break from City’s Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland and a Riyad Mahrez brace nullified strikes from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal that put Tottenham up on the finish of the primary half.

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Forward of the sport, City boss Pep Guardiola known as this a must-win affair for his aspect, which got here in sitting second within the Premier League and having misplaced twice in a row following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United and an exit from the Carabao Cup by the hands of Southampton on Jan. 11.

Nonetheless, Guardiola can be left disillusioned by the tip of a primary half that noticed City create a number of possibilities by way of Haaland just for Kulusevski and Emerson to strike simply earlier than the break to stake Tottenham to a 2-0 lead after 45 minutes.

The temper modified shortly within the City dugout proper because the second half started, although, as City got here roaring out of the dressing room and drew degree with targets from Alvarez and Haaland earlier than the 55-minute mark.

City took a deserved lead quickly after with some nifty work by Mahrez on the correct flank, because the Algerian settled a switched ball from the left with a intelligent contact, raced into the world and beat Hugo Lloris at his close to put up from a decent angle to make it 3-2 in favour of the hosts.

Mahrez then iced the sport together with his second shortly earlier than full-time, warding off a defender nipping at his heels and beating Lloris with a deft chip to achieve the ultimate scoreline.

The consequence helped City lower Arsenal’s lead on the high of the desk to 5 factors, whereas Antonio Conte’s struggling Spurs shall be left questioning what might need been as they slipped 5 factors behind fourth-placed Newcastle United for the ultimate Champions League place.

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