Tottenham reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history with an exhilarating 4-4 away-goals win over Manchester City on a remarkable night at the Etihad. However, Tottenham made a remarkable recovery to secure a 3-2 win (and away-goals success) as Lucas Moura completed a hat-trick with pretty much the last kick of the game. Tottenham can’t afford to lose him. UEFA Champions League - Champions League Classics: Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham - News, First-leg highlights: Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City, Tottenham reaction from two-goal hero Son. “As a team we never give up. "It's one of the best seasons I've ever experienced as a manager.". The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trademarks and/or copyright of UEFA. Six! After qualifying for the semi-finals and making history, I am more than happy and more than proud for them. ", Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham coach: "My players are heroes. Guardiola needs to get it right next week. Man City 2 - 2 Spurs. All rights reserved. That is all. Space momentarily opens up for him, but his shot’s blocked. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next week. 90 min+6: De Bruyne’s free-kick is punched away by Lloris. 73 min: Delph, who’s being booed by the Spurs fans, wallops one wide from 25 yards. It was a very difficult game but we deserved to win and were more clinical than them. City probably still start the second leg as favourites - they should be more than capable of overturning a 1-0 deficit at home - but Guardiola teams have been known to falter in this kind of position before. Not very far, though. Enjoy an incredible 2019 quarter-final decider in full on – and get some background here. I like this stadium. Pep Guardiola thinks too much. Saturday 20 April 2019. Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City (Son, 78 min). You feel that Tottenham need the goal more; that they need a lead to take the Etihad next week. Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur (4-4 agg): Spurs stun City on away goals in modern classic By Phil McNulty Chief football writer at Etihad Stadium Last updated on 17 April 2019 17 April 2019 . We stayed in the game and it gave us more energy.”. It wasn’t a crazy selection from Pep Guardiola - the formation was nothing out of the ordinary - but some of his individual picks didn’t come off. 72 min: “I think the initial afters was from Delph to Kane as soon as the tackle happened,” John Painter says. David Hytner's player ratings from Tottenham's win, GOAL! And it’s the right decision. It’s part of the game, we have to accept that. Available for everyone, funded by readers. But Fernandino heads over the bar. One man at the back. City, meanwhile, took out their disappointment on their domestic opponents, becoming the first men's team in English history to win a domestic treble – sealed with a 6-0 FA Cup final triumph against Watford. Christian Eriksen caught City out with a clever pass over the top to Son, who’d been left all alone by Delph. Monday 29 October 2018. Etihad Stadium, Manchester. You know the feeling when one of your best players goes off. Nothing doing this time. With Kane absent, the Korean was ready to bear extra responsibility. ", Josep Guardiola, City manager: "It was an amazing night for us and I never saw the stadium like that since I was here in Manchester. He’s being booed by the crowd. City will back themselves to win from 0-0 at home, even though they’d love to score an away goal here. Still in the hunt for a domestic treble – as well as a maiden UEFA Champions League title – City had looked a little limp as they lost the first leg of this quarter-final tie, Heung-Min Son scoring the only goal in the first European game at Spurs' new stadium after Hugo Lloris had saved a Sergio Agüero penalty. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. Claudio Bravo in goal. Son Heung-min speaks! We are sad for all of [our fans] but I know they know we gave absolutely everything and football is like this. The Spurs fan erupt! I don’t know [about the VAR award for City’s penalty]. I thought it was two minutes until half-time, and I looked at the clock and it was 27 minutes. Lloris denied Kevin De Bruyne, and Ederson repelled substitute Llorente's header early in the second half, before City took the lead for the first time in the tie when Agüero rifled in their fourth. Already 2-0 up from the first leg, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool powered their way to a semi-final with Barcelona, Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk scoring in a 4-1 win at Porto. Hugo Lloris saved a first-half penalty before Son Heung-min scored in the Champions League for Tottenham, Tue 9 Apr 2019 17.12 EDT Fabian Delph and Riyad Mahrez failed to justify their inclusions and Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne were missed. Especially when Tottenham lost Harry Kane to yet another ankle injury. Play has to be stopped. It is so amazing to play here. Their chance of reaching a first UEFA Champions League final looked to have faded when a 1-0 home loss to Ajax was followed by the Dutch club establishing a 2-0 half-time lead in Amsterdam. Then Walker drives down the right and strikes a cross against Rose. 84 min: Mauricio Pochettino is a brilliant manager. And... 90 min+5: Wanyama fouls Sane on the left. Bye! 81 min: 723 years after the goal was scored, play resumes. "The scoreline flattered us a bit," conceded midfielder Jordan Henderson. Use of signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. They’ve been becalmed in attack and have missed Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva, while Tottenham have defended very well. David Hytner’s player ratings from Tottenham’s win, Barney Ronay on how Spurs can prosper without Kane. Raheem Sterling conjured two clinical finishes to put City 1-0 and 3-2 up, the latter after Son had struck twice in four minutes to give Tottenham a 2-1 advantage on the night. Doesn’t make him a bad person or manager. "I love the Champions League but to do this is more difficult," Guardiola said. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious. Then Spurs attack again, Eriksen picking out Son, who shoots wide. Of course it was very tough but we rode it. We fight. • Heung-Min Son: Signed from Leverkusen in 2015, Son earned the love of Spurs fans with his dedication, pace and skill, and scored in the first leg against City. Heung-Min Son, Tottenham forward: "It was madness. 82 min: The goal came against the run of play, though City haven’t really created any clear chances tonight. Victor Wanyama has replaced Harry Winks to give Spurs more steel in midfield. Ederson up front. It was decent at times, very scrappy at others, and a goal looked unlikely for long spells. A 1-0 first-leg lead looked like a slender advantage to take to Manchester City, but Tottenham were up for the challenge in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Saturday 17 August 2019. Thanks for reading and emailing. 16/04/2019 Live Man. 89 min: Leroy Sane replaces Riyad Mahrez, a substitution that should have taken place 89 minute ago. • Sergio Agüero: Now aged 30, the Argentinian continued to defy the passing years in 2018/19, becoming City's all-time leading league goalscorer. Son, who scored the first goal in this stadium last week, has done it again! Son couldn’t control at first, but he just managed to keep the ball in before it went out for a goal-kick. Spurs did not buckle, though, and Llorente diverted Kieran Trippier's corner past Ederson to settle a sensational contest, albeit only after Sterling's stoppage-time effort had been disallowed. “Surely there is a place for him on the shithousery starting eleven?”. Bernardo Silva's deflected effort within a minute restored parity. Expect Uefa to punish Tottenham for that. Hopefully [Harry Kane’s injury] is not too bad. A last chance for City. On a run of 11 straight home wins, Josep Guardiola's side had real cause for confidence – especially with Tottenham talisman Harry Kane out injured – but Mauricio Pochettino fired his players up to battle in M… Still in the hunt for a domestic treble – as well as a maiden UEFA Champions League title – City had looked a little limp as they lost the first leg of this quarter-final tie, Heung-Min Son scoring the only goal in the first European game at Spurs' new stadium after Hugo Lloris had saved a Sergio Agüero penalty. Sharp as ever in Europe, he had struck twice in the 7-0 home defeat of Schalke in the previous round. More drama ensued for Spurs in the next round. That gives Liverpool some welcome breathing space, though the tie isn’t over yet. From there he turned, spun back on to his left foot and, with Delph still not close enough to him and too busy appealing for offside, smashes a powerful low shot underneath Ederson! “I saw the very first of it on a replay that cut short.”, 71 min: “Cheeky cheeky Fernandinho,” Alex Alfonso says. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Tottenham are starting to fall back. Arteta in midfield. Fernando Llorente is going to replace him. City 4-3 Tottenham: Champions League at a glance. City will need to be better in the second leg and Pep Guardiola will need to come up with a better tactical plan than he did here. ", Dele Alli, Tottenham midfielder: "It was a crazy game. But he thinks too much. In more annoying news for Manchester City, Liverpool beat Porto 2-0 at Anfield in the night’s other game. Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City: Champions League quarter-final, first leg – as it happened Hugo Lloris saved a first-half penalty before Son Heung-min scored in the Champions League … Man. 90 min: It’s happened again: a moron has run on the pitch. There’s another appeal for handball. City v Tottenham preview: all you need to know. We will fight together.”, Hugo Lloris speaks! We didn’t concede the penalty. An astonishing start produced the quickest five goals in a match in UEFA Champions League history with the lead changing hands twice. Etihad Stadium, Manchester. 68 min: This has become a dirty, scrappy, boring game. I am really grateful to have these team-mates and these great fans. 90 min+3: All the machinations going through Guardiola’s head now. 90 min+4: De Bruyne escapes down the right but his fizzing low cross is too close to Lloris. 75 min: Mahrez’s cross is headed over by Gabriel Jesus, though the last touch might have come off Vertonghen. They didn’t create much after Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s penalty. 70 min: Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero. It didn’t really work for City tonight. It’s Delph’s misfortune that he’s spent most of the second half next to Pochettino, prowling in his technical area. The 2-0 final reverse to Liverpool was an anti-climax. I’ll leave you with Daniel Taylor’s match report from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. “It’s a big game. Match info But just when it seemed that Manchester City were getting on top, up popped Son Heung-min with a vital strike to give Tottenham a 1-0 lead to take to the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday. David Silva also makes way for Kevin de Bruyne. • Fernando Llorente: Already 32 by the time he joined Spurs from Swansea in summer 2017, the Spanish target man started the City decider on the bench but – as throughout the campaign - was eager to make the difference when called upon. But we stayed strong and Lucas brought some fresh energy.

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