Experience the exhilarating full match replay and highlights of the clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. The action kicks off at 16:30 (GMT) on the 3rd of December 2023. Keep your eyes peeled as S. Hooper takes on the role of referee for this intense game held at Etihad Stadium. Don’t miss this thrilling match in the England – Premier League, Week 14 of the 2023/2024 season.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Full Match Reports
In a dramatic showdown, Manchester City encountered their third consecutive Premier League challenge without a victory, a feat not witnessed since April 2017, as Dejan Kulusevski’s emphatic 90th-minute header secured Tottenham Hotspur a remarkable 3-3 draw, effectively halting City’s three-match losing streak.
The Etihad Stadium has been a stage for goal-laden encounters in recent editions of this fixture, and the 2023/24 edition was no exception, launching at a ferocious tempo. Spurs, grappling with injuries, surprised the hosts within six minutes as Son Heung-min capitalized on Dejan Kulusevski’s counter-attacking ball, squeezing it beneath Ederson. Despite having led in each of their recent losses, Spurs soon found themselves relinquishing their advantage through an own goal from Son, redirecting Bernardo Silva’s free kick into his own net.
City, expectedly, asserted dominance, with Erling Haaland squandering a great chance and Jérémy Doku’s mesmerizing dribble causing enough confusion for the Belgian to strike the bar. Undeterred, Pep Guardiola’s side effortlessly dismantled the Spurs backline for the second goal. Doku orchestrated a defense-splitting pass, releasing Julián Álvarez on the left, who found Phil Foden, prodding in at the near post.
Ange Postecoglou, known for his high-risk, high-reward philosophy, tightened Spurs’ defensive setup, and aside from an impressive early second-half save by Guglielmo Vicario, they gained control of proceedings. City’s complacency surfaced, and a moment of brilliance from Giovani Lo Celso, exploiting Son’s run, restored parity with a sweeping strike off the far post into Ederson’s net.
Satisfied with a point, Postecoglou’s men retreated defensively, but City exploited the opportunity to surge ahead once more. In the final 10 minutes, Yves Bissouma’s hesitation allowed Rodri to pickpocket, and substitute Jack Grealish tapped in Haaland’s subsequent cross. However, just as the visitors seemed destined for another defeat, Kulusevski seized the moment, beating Nathan Aké to Brennan Johnson’s delivery and emphatically heading in, ensuring the points were evenly shared in a captivating Manchester encounter.
Julián Álvarez earned the Man of the Match accolade for his standout performance in the Manchester City lineup.