Tottenham Hotspur Beats Manchester City to Reach Champions League Semis
- Updated: April 19, 2019
Champions League 2019 is underway in full swing and the Tottenham Manchester City clash results have added a new dimension to the business end of the league. The result has landed Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League semi-finals where they will take on Ajax.
Tottenham wins against Manchester City
The high voltage encounter at the Etihad Stadium saw Tottenham Hotspur snatching a semi-final spot in the UEFA Champions League based on away goals even while losing 4-3 to Manchester City in the quarter final encounter. Now that it is confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur to face Ajax in semis, it is time to raise a toast to the indomitable spirit of the team.
Tottenham won the first leg of the quarter final 1-0 and went ahead on a 4-4 aggregate even after the 4-3 loss. They will now take on Ajax for a historic shot at the Champions League. Barcelona and Liverpool will be competing in the other semi-final. Mauricio Pochettino, the Manager at Tottenham, has already forecasted a thrilling and highly open game of football.
Son shines in Tottenham Manchester city clash
The game between Manchester City and Tottenham started in a dramatic manner with four goals scored in only 11 minutes. The entire game was electric right till the final whistle when Manchester City had a goal cancelled in stoppage time from Raheem Sterling. Ironically, this goal would have helped them get a semi-final spot although it was ruled out post the VAR review. The Manchester City fans were celebrating what they thought was a memorable goal until the review showed how Sergio Aguero was offside.
This was a hard decision for Manchester City who were dominating proceedings majorly for the entire 90 minutes. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager accepted the defeat although he said how it was really disappointing since it puts paid to the historic chance of winning four titles in the current season. Pochettino lauded the character of the Spurs who were playing without their talismanic striker Harry Kane, out due to injury.
Tottenham arrived in the last four for the very first time since the Champions League was founded and ever since they reached the semi-finals of the European Cup back in the year 1962. The contest sprang to life when Raheem Sterling scored the first goal with a lovely shot although Spurs levelled with Son Heung-min who grabbed the purported clearance from Aymeric Laporte. Laporte also gave away the ball to Lucas Moura in the 10th minute and Moura passed onto Christian Eriksen who slotted it in for Son to finish. Manchester City equalized with Sergio Aguero finding Bernardo Silva whose shot went off Danny Rose into the net.
Sterling once again score in the 21st minute, once again pouncing a cross from Kevin De Bruyne. City went ahead even more with an Aguero goal in the 59th minute after a lovely spell of play from Kevin De Bruyne. However, Fernando Llorente, who came on as a substitute, put it in the net from a corner by Kieran Trippier in the 73rd minute. VAR reviews authenticated the legitimacy of the goal since officials were not sure about the same initially.
Thereafter, in stoppage time, Aguero raced down the right and offered a cross which was converted by Sterling. However, to the dismay of the fans, the goal was eventually ruled out correctly via VAR reviews and Tottenham Hotspurs went through to the semi-finals. Both teams will again go head to head soon in the Premier League in what is expected to be another high voltage clash.