Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane bags a brace as Conte’s men school Guardiola

Tottenham’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium is surely one of the season’s biggest surprises.

It was Harry Kane who stole the show for the London side on Saturday night, scoring two and having another goal disallowed.

Dejan Kulusevski’s fourth-minute goal gave Tottenham a 1-0 lead over Guardiola’s men, and it was after good and quick passes between Kane and Heung-Min Son. Gundogan, however,  was on hand to thump the ball into the back of the net just before half-time when Lloris mishandled a hesitant cross, and the Cityzens were back on level terms.

After the break, Son had the best opportunity of the game, but Spurs fought hard to keep the ball. On the counterattack, Kane picked out the striker for a second time, but Ederson saved the striker’s effort.

After an hour, Son’s pinpoint cross was put into the top corner by Kane, who retook the lead for Tottenham.

Later in the half, Son set up Kane for a third goal, but Ederson produced a fantastic diving stop to keep the England captain out.

A superb save from Hugo Lloris compensated for his previous mistake, while Cristian Romero thwarted Bernardo Silva’s attempts to score many times in the game.

With 20 minutes left, Kane had the ball in the back of the net again, but the goal was disallowed for offside against Kulusevski in the buildup.

When City’s pleas for a penalty for a handball against Romero were denied in stoppage time, a VAR check reversed the decision, giving the hosts a chance to get back in the game.

It appeared as though they had at least snatched a point when Riyad Mahrez stepped up and shot into the top corner of the net, but the drama did not end there.

Less than two minutes later, Ederson could only watch as Kane headed the ball into his net in the seventh minute of stoppage time for a dramatic victory, to blow the title race back open.

This is how the table looks now, with the Reds set to play later in the week, and Spurs with a couple of games in hand over their opponents above them.

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