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Man City 3-3 Tottenham: Man of the Match and Player Ratings

Heung-min Son at Tottenham
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A last-minute equalizer saw Spurs held City to a thrilling draw at Etihad.

Manchester City drew 3-3 with Tottenham in their Premier League game on Sunday. The Citizens dropped crucial points in one of the most exciting matches of the campaign.

What happened?

The game started off with a fantastic pace right from the beginning as both sides pushed for an early opener. Tottenham converted a quick counterattack in the sixth minute to get ahead 1-0. However, Son Heung-min, who scored Tottenham’s opener, scored an own goal only three minutes later to bring City back into the game.

The Citizens gradually took control of the match as the first half went on. Following several missed chances, Pep Guardiola’s men finally scored their second goal of the night through Phil Foden to get ahead 2-1 before half-time.

City returned after the break to extend their lead, putting Spurs under pressure early on. However, it was the visitors who scored the equalizer in the 69th minute. Son provided an assist for Giovani Lo Celso, who smashed the ball past Ederson with a sublime low shot.

City’s overwhelming pressure saw them restore their lead only 12 minutes after Lo Celso’s equalizer. This time, it was Jack Grealish who converted Erling Haaland’s precise cutback inside the box.

Tottenham, however, had no intention of settling for the narrow defeat as they put more bodies forward to claim another equalizer. Etihad was silenced when Dejan Kulusevski made it 3-3 with a spectacular header just before the 90-minute mark.

The Citizens thought they had a penalty five minutes into the extra time. But their objection to the referee’s decision only resulted in a yellow card for Haaland. The draw increases City’s gap to Arsenal to three points as Guardiola’s men are leapfrogged from the second spot by Liverpool.

Man City vs Tottenham: Man of the Match

Despite his bizarre own goal, Son deserves the Man of the Match title for another wonderful display at the heart of Spurs’ attacking line. The South Korean star scored and provided an assist for his side’s second goal while conducting several deadly counterattacks for the visitors throughout the match.

Player Ratings

Man City: Ederson (5); Walker (6), Dias (6), Gvardiol (6); Rodri (7), Akanji (6); Foden (7), Alvarez (8), Bernardo Silva (7), Doku (7); Haaland (7).

Bench: Grealish (7), Lewis (6), Ake (5), Kovacic (5).

Tottenham: Vicario (5); Porro (6), Emerson (5), Davies (6), Udogie (6); Bissouma (4), Lo Celso (7); Johnson (7), Kulusevski (8), Gil (5); Son (8).

Bench: Hojbjerg (6), Skipp (6), Richarlison (5), Donley (-).