Eliminated Due to a 0-1 Loss to Tottenham Man City With One Shot
Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League failed to fill the gap without its main gun Son Heung-min and knelt down to Manchester City at home after poor attack.
The team lost 0-1 to Manchester City in the round of 32 of the 2023-24 England FA Cup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on the 27th.
Tottenham is virtually far from winning the title with eight points difference from Liverpool, the leader in the Premier League. In the EFL Cup, they lost to Fulham in August after a penalty shootout, so they packed their bags in the second round. The only remaining cup competition that could be tried for the championship was the FA Cup as they did not play in the European competition.
However, as the team ended its FA Cup journey due to its loss on the day, chances are high that it will end this season without a win. Tottenham has no championship since the 2008 League Cup.
It was a must-win game for Tottenham, which was assigned to the home team in the draw. The corner that was inferior to Tottenham was that they had a good taste in Manchester City. In December last year, the team tied 3-3 in its first and only showdown of this season. In a Premier League match in February last year, which was a previous match, Harry Kane scored the winning goal and led the team 1-0. He has three wins, one draw and one loss in the last five matches, and is rather ahead in opponent teams’ matches.
The stadium that was designated as a home ground was also a boon for Tottenham. Pep Guardiola, one of the most famous coaches in the world, failed to display performance at Tottenham’s home stadium. His performance has dropped significantly to two wins and six losses in away matches against Tottenham. He has lost all of the last five games and has not scored a single goal.
However, there was a huge vacuum left without Son Heung-min, the core of the team’s offense. Timo Werner was deployed as starting strikers along with Hishalisson and Brennan Johnson, but failed to penetrate Manchester City’s defense. While Manchester City attempted nine shots in the first half, Tottenham had so much trouble in attacking as they had no shots.
Key midfielder James Maddison made his return after being sidelined due to injury against Chelsea in November last year, but he could not change his win or loss.
Tottenham deployed Dejan Kulusevski under their attacking squad of Hishalisson, Werner, and Johnson. Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hoivier were the midfielders without Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma due to their appearances in the African Cup of Nations. The defense was made up of Pedro Pororo, Christian Romero, Mickey van der Pen, and Destiny Udodzi. The goalkeeper was Guillermo Vicario, Son Heung-min, etc. He was the best he could run in the current squad.
On the other hand, Manchester City, the visiting team, was relaxed and relaxed unlike Tottenham. It also benched key goalkeeper Ederson, key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, and wingers Jeremy Doku and Jack Grealish. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Orkega Moreno, and Matteo Kovacic, and Oscar Bov started.
Manchester City, however, was powerful even after taking a break. He took the lead by raising the line high from the beginning of the game, and scored Tottenham’s net within five minutes of the first half. Phil Foden connected a cross from the right side with a non-stop shot. goalkeeper Vicario threw himself away and hit the ball in the foot, finishing the game. However, VAR review showed that the goal was canceled due to offside.
Manchester City continued to push Tottenham. In the 12th minute of the first half, Julián Alvarez’s mid-range shot went straight to goalkeeper Vicario. Since then, scenes of Manchester City players locking Tottenham’s defense in the penalty box and releasing it continued.
Tottenham also counterattacked. After successfully de-compression in the midfield in the 19th minute of the first half, they deployed the ball to the side and even connected Johnson’s cross. Four minutes later, they successfully pierced the right side of the leg. Moreno goalkeeper blew away a cross that Johnson sprayed low.
In the 40th minute of the first half, Manchester City had a chance in Tottenham’s camp again. It started a counterattack by cutting off Werner’s cross from the left side. Tottenham’s defense blocked consecutive shots in the penalty box with flesh and bullets. The first half ended with Manchester City’s overwhelming flow, with Tottenham failing to attempt any shots.
With the start of the second half, Tottenham fought back again. In the 7th minute of the second half, Udo-ki cut off Manchester City’s pass, creating a counterattack opportunity. Werner sprayed a sharp through pass to Johnson, but it was cut off by Moreno goalkeeper who ran this time as well.
Manchester City added more weight to its offense by sending in Der Bruyne and Johnson in the 19th minute of the second half. It was its will not to take the victory at Tottenham Hotspur until the rematch.
Tottenham also fought back. They deployed Madison at 26 minutes in the second half. Madison returned to the game after the match against Chelsea on Nov. 7 last year. Skipping was deployed to the ground with Madison.
Manchester City had a chance to score in the 35th minute of the second half. He used Doku to penetrate the Tottenham penalty box in an instant. Bernardu Silva connected the ball that Doku put forward with a shot, but goalkeeper Vicario blocked it.
One minute later, Manchester City had the most decisive scoring opportunity of the game. Hoivier, who received the ball near the penalty box, made a pass mistake. The ball cut off by Manchester City was delivered to Dubrawinner, who was no-mark in front. However, Dubrawinner’s shot went off the post. Coach Pep Guardiola, who was sure of scoring, was embarrassed.
However, Manchester City finally shook Tottenham’s net. The ball, which left defender Nathan Ake’s foot in a corner kick, headed into the Tottenham goal line. It was the first goal scored by Manchester City in six games since the opening of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This goal led to the winning goal. At the end of the match, Manchester City had 18 shots (five on goal), while Tottenham only had one. In terms of goal expectation, the game had a wide gap of 2.23 to 0.28 goals. 토토사이트