Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

By Stuart Brennan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

By Stuart Brennan

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5 Made couple of good saves, but went missing for Alderweireld's crucial goal and looked insecure thereafter saGNa Calm, composed defending for most of the game, but got little opportunity to use his crossing ability 66 DEMICHELIS Silly booking for dissent put him on a knife-edge, which was a shame because he had been City's best defender until then 5 OTAMENDI Started like a steam train, blasting into tackles and using the ball well, but his defending got wilder 4 KOLAROV Has been asked to play a lot of football, and it showed - bullied by Lamela and out-paced by Kane and Clinton 665 FERNANDINHO Great first half in tandem with his Brazilian pal, winning just about everything in midfield - but flagged after the break FERNANDO Might have done better for Dier's equaliser, which was a shame because he was highly impressive in the first half DE BRUYNE Great goal, but partly at fault for the equaliser and disappeared from view for the entire second half 6 tOurE Didn't always look comfortable in that advanced role, but his sprint and pass for De Bruyne's goal were first-class STERLING 6 Needs to be sharper than this - too much poor control, shooting not good enough, and seeking out blind alleys 5 AGUERO Looked threatening early on, but he was starved of service and slipped out of the game completely SUBSTITUTES NAVAS: (for Toure 56) No end product 6 NASRI: (for Fernandinho 69) needed to battle 5 ROBERTS: (for Aguero 86) no time NOT USED: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Barker SPURS: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Alli, Dier, Eriksen (Chadli 68), Son (Clinton 77), Lamela (Carroll 87), Kane BOOKINGS SPURS: Lamela (56), Dier (59), Eriksen (65), Alli (88), Kane (90+2) CITY: Demichelis (45) REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg ATTENDANCE: 35,867 HAVE YOUR SAY Get online now to give your ratings on how the Blues performed, and to keep up to date with the latest news from the Etihad. …

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