34 min: The city is trying to regain control. For a while they stroke his midfield. Baby steps Then all of a sudden …
32 min: It's all a bit brittle at the moment. Such a contrast to the first 20 minutes when the City was so dexterous. Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with the reaction of his team to the backlog.
30 minutes: Spurs certainly woke up from their sleep in an early match. They have enjoyed nearly 60% of possession since City scored. Sometimes teams need a shock to get started. “I don’t want VAR to start giving pens for such pathetic contact as one, or Tammy Abraham in the Super Bowl the other night,” Chris G. believes. “So if they don’t do this, I say, bravely, although consciously the fact that I would never say out loud “bravo”. You will not argue here. VAR says it best when it says nothing at all.
28 min: Ndombele slides on De Bruyne and misses a free kick 35 yards in the center position. The danger is here. But City does not use this opportunity, provoking an unsuccessful game of table tennis in the Spurs box. In the end, Laporte of all the people waved his foot on a free ball and sent him into a loop to Lloris.
26 min: Nothing comes out of the corner. Winks runs down the right flank at half-time and cynically pulls back to Sterling, who is reserved for his sauce.
25 min: Sterling jumps down the left flank and hits the ball through the sixtieth box. Sissoko is at hand to cut a corner, with Bernardo Silva. Stirling has Walker Peters on a toast.
TARGET! Manchester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Lamela 23)
Thus, obviously, from nothing, the Spurs equalize! In a weird super slow motion. Ndombele wins the ball in the central circle and gives the ball to Lamela, who is allowed to step smoothly to the City. The lamela makes an early shot, revealing her body and passing it past the outstretched Ederson into the lower left corner! Just like that! A great conclusion, but where does this goal come from? And why was the city so passive?
22 min: It has come. A couple of bursts apart from each other, spurs were second best from the start. Illustrating this malaise, Harry Kane touched the ball only four times.
TARGET! Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Sterling 20)
It is such a sweet goal, but so simple. Bernardo Silva slowly dribbles the ball down the right edge, then checks and rolls a pass back along the wing for de Bruyne, who throws a furious cross on the back post. Sterling, breaking in, meets him with a magnificent reaper, discarding, sending the ball back through Lloris to the right side of the net. What a move, what an end. They are not bad, are they?
18 minutes: Rose takes a different age for the cast. This time, his backlog is so blatant that referee Michael Oliver is forced to come and give useful advice. If there is anything else, expect a yellow card to appear.
16 min: Spurs has another drive in the City. Aguero mock the ball deep in Tottenham Hotspur. This allows Kane to jump in the center at high speed. He makes a wide pass to the right for Sissoko, who sticks into the far stick for Lamela. The header is sent to the target, but it is a harmless loop. At least City now knows that they are in the game.
15 minutes: Spurs did little in the attack. Eriksen tries to solve this problem with decisive dribbling in the center. He almost successfully plays a wall pass from Lamela; if he had broken, he would have gone to the city half with Kane for company. But Lamela cannot soften the ball back to his teammate. Better off Spurs, though.
13 min: In fact, this ball is more like a penalty kick every time they show it. VAR, yes, children.
11 min: One corner leads to another. From the second, Lamela dances with Rodry, who is going down. He is after a penalty. He does not receive, although Lamela's hand was around Rodry's neck. Of course, you saw that they were given, but VAR is not interested in canceling it. That would be mild, but it was probably a point hit. I believe that they will deviate from the "clear and obvious" way out.
10 minutes: De Bruyne, Gandogan and Sterling wreak havoc on the left. They almost open Spurs with cute triangles, but the last passage is rejected, and there will be enough angle.
8 min: The city looks alive, but then when are they not? Sterling has a shot that is blocked and rejected at a corner. Then, after a quick set, De Bruin tries to screw one into the lower right corner. Lloris claims. The Spurs are doing their best to weather the storm, but they certainly cannot go on like this.
6 min: Zinchenko and Sterling merge to the left again. And again, Sterling is in an offside position. It was close though. A line of spurs is playing with fire. “It's nice to hear that Sky is still finding new and exciting new ways to get me to leave the TV off before it starts,” writes David Flynn. Do you mean that one MBM is not enough?
5 minutes: Sterling almost walks past Walker-Peters, flickering to the left. Not really. But the City is approaching the Spurs from all sides. Visitors barely touched these early exchanges.
4 min: The city continues to deliver it non-stop. Zinchenko nearly releases Sterling along the left flank, but the Winger City does not have time to escape, and the flag rises.
2 minutes: The rose takes some time after the throw, deep in the Spurs. Smart move. Spurs started in a shaky fashion, they could do with their feet. And breathe.
The city to get a big match is in full swing! Soon, Bernardo Silva and De Bruyne make their way to the right, forcing Alderweireld to crack the ball. Then Sterling almost passes a long pass on the left flank, but he takes away from danger, as soon as it seems that he will catch on the ball. A pair of declarations of intent for the first 55 seconds or so.
The teams are out! Awesome atmosphere for the first game of the new season in the house of three-time champions. They wear their famous sky blue shirts, and spurs
the second choice is dark blue. Or is it purple? You get the gist. We will leave before you know it!
sports their trademark white lilies
Sky Sports talked with both managers. The main conclusion: Pep Guardiola has changed his composition because he wants to give all his squad a break. “I want everyone to be involved. I want to see the players. We need everything. If players do not play every game, two or three weeks can pass without a game. I need to see them. ” Mauricio Pochettino, by contrast, chose his strength without any consideration for rotation. “It is very important that we choose the best starting XI. The city loves to dominate midfield, but we are strong there. ”
This is the second Saturday night match at Sky Sports on a new television contract. And for some reason, they decided to stick with a completely unnecessary innovation, which was to send the guy Jamie Redknapp to the field during the warm-up in order to "look" at a couple of players. Last week it was Tanguy Ndombele, with reference to the shots he had already seen in the studio; this week is Rodry, who was busy stretching 60 yards. In short, to a large extent it is that the speck that he sees at a distance is a "large unit." Yes, well, this segment does not work, does it. Having said that, it is only a matter of time before poor old Jamie takes his free hand right at the clock, like his old dad is in front of him. This is inevitable and is a possible reason that the producers are happy to continue this work.
The champions are making four changes to a team named after West Ham’s 5-0 victory last Saturday. Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Nicholas Otamendi come for John Stones, David Silva, Riyadh Marez and Gabriel Jesus.
Christian Eriksen returns to the Spurs starting lineup after being replaced as a substitute to turn around in the first-day match against Aston Villa. Lucas Moura makes his way, the only change in the direction of Mauricio Pochettino.
Manchester: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruin, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling.
Coasters: Bravo, Gabriel Jesus, Silva, Fernandinho, Marez, Joao Cancelo, Foden.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose, Sissoko, Winx, Ndombele, Lamela, Ericksen, Kane.
Coasters: Vertonghen, Deere, Lo Celso, Gazzaniga, Lucas Moura, Skipp, Davis.
Judge: Michael Oliver (Northumberland).
Manchester City's top three winners against Champions League, runner-up Tottenham Hotspur. It is fair to say that it is big. In the new season, we can only have nine days, but since both teams have a design for the Premier League title, this is considered the right six-digit index. Sniff if you want, but it is.
City will be confident that it will make an early announcement of its desire to join Huddersfield Town, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United as a three-time winner of the top division of England. As if putting five past West Ham into their own bucket was not enough. They currently win 15 league matches and win four matches against opponents this evening. They have defeated Tottenham seven times in their last nine visits. And “Spurs” has recently had a sad record against top clubs: only seven points against other participants in the self-proclaimed “Big Six” last year.
On the other hand, the winning streak of City in four games is only a matter of the league. This does not include the Champions League quarter-finals in the quarter-finals between the two sides last April, two matches that rightly pulled away from the Continental Sail of the City and briefly threatened to disrupt their campaign in the Premier League, as Pep's men puffed and puffed. victory of one goal over the same opponents in three days. So the Spurs are unlikely to feel too oversized, despite the big picture.
But they will have to perform much better than those minutes without the Christian Eriksen against Aston Villa last weekend. Can they raise their game and scare the champions? Or will the city continue to support? We will find out soon. It's on!
Kick off: 17:30 BST.