Man City 2-2 Tottenham: Player ratings after Premier League thriller ends in VAR controversy

A 92nd minute intervention by VAR saw Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur share the spoils after a four-goal thriller at the Etihad.

Substitute Gabriel Jesus thought he had handed Pep Guardiola’s men victory, only for the effort to be disallowed following an unintentional handball by Aymeric Laporte.

City had twice led, initially taking a first-half lead through Raheem Sterling, following a fine Kevin de Bruyne cross.

But Erik Lamela equalised for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, curling home from 25 yards, with Ederson out of position.

Sergio Aguero turned home another De Bruyne cross before the break to restore the hosts’ advantage.

But Lucas Moura struck another equaliser in the second period, the Brazilian heading home from six yards, netting with his first touch just 19 points after coming on.

Spurs held the champions at arm’s length as the clock ticked down, with Bernardo Silva going closest, hitting the bar.

The Etihad roared with joy as Jesus brilliantly fired into the net two minutes into added time, only for referee Michael Oliver to rule it out following advice from VAR.

Source: The Mirror


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