Tottenham caught strongman Manchester City in the home room. Harry Kane (30, England) scored the most goals ever for the Tottenham club, and Son Heung-min (31) also played for 84 minutes and played a ‘storm dribble’, contributing to the victory.
Tottenham defeated Man City 1-0 in the 2022-23 season English Premier League round 22 home game held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time). Kane scored the winning goal in the 15th minute of the first half and the 267th goal, the highest ever for the Tottenham club.
5th place Tottenham recorded 12 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses (39 points), chasing Newcastle United (40 points) in 4th place, who had to qualify for the European Champions League next season, by one point. It is the second consecutive league win and the third consecutive win including the FA Cup. On the other hand, 2nd place Man City only recorded 14 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (45 points), and could not narrow the 5-point gap with Arsenal (50 points), who played one less game. Tottenham have won 5 consecutive wins against Manchester City at home. In addition, on the 20th of last month, he took revenge for the 2-4 reverse defeat to Man City.
Son Heung-min started and digested 84 minutes until the 39th minute in the second half. Son Heung-min, who scored multiple goals against Preston in the FA Cup on the 29th of last month, failed to hunt for two consecutive goals. Son Heung-min harassed Manchester City by digging into the center with a high-speed long-distance dribble in a counterattack situation.
Son Heung-min, who was called ‘Man City Killer’ by scoring 7 goals and 3 assists against Man City before this game, has scored goals in all 4 home matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since 2019, and the team has won all 4 matches. On this day, his consecutive goals in 5 home games against Man City were misfired. Son Heung-min is recording 8 goals and 3 assists in various competitions this season.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is recovering from gallbladder removal surgery on the 1st. Instead, coach Christian Stellini took over from the bench. Son Heung-min, Kane, and Dejan Klusevski were put forward as three tops. Emerson Royale started at right wingback, and Pedro Poro, who was brought from Sporting in the winter transfer market, was on the bench.
For Man City, one-top striker Erling Hollan started and Kevin De Bruyne started off the bench. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, perhaps conscious of Son Heung-min, put Kyle Walker in right-back instead of Rico Luis at left-back.
Son Heung-min dribbled about 50m from the Tottenham camp in the first minute of the first half, but was stopped by the opponent. It was a dribble reminiscent of the goal against Burnley in 2019.
Man City used a 3-2-4-1 formation when attacking, but Tottenham scored the opening goal in the 15th minute after exerting strong forward pressure. Pierre-Emile Hoivier rushed in, intercepted the ball, fell and passed a pass to the right. Kane shook the net with a right-footed diagonal shot without delay.
On the bench, Guardiola threw down his water bottle and held onto his bald head in regret. The Tottenham club celebrated Kane’s breaking the club’s record for most goals through the home stadium’s display board.
Kane has scored his 267th goal in 416 matches in a Tottenham uniform since 2011. He surpassed Jimmy Greaves (England, 266 goals), who played an active role in the 1960s, to become the Tottenham club’s most goalscorer. Kane became the third player to reach 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer (260 goals) and Wayne Rooney (208 goals). Kane reached 200 goals in 304 games, the shortest period in his history. Kane scored his 17th goal in the league this season, chasing top scorer Hollan (25 goals) by 8 goals.
Tottenham received yellow cards in the first half for Rodrigo Bentancur and Christian Romero. In the 44th minute of the first half, Kane’s consecutive shots were blocked. The first half ended with Tottenham leading 1-0 after Man City’s Riyad Mahrez’s left-footed volley hit the crossbar in added time. In the first half, Tottenham had a ball share of 33 to 67 and the number of passes to 159 to 335, but they launched an efficient counterattack.
When Man City striker Halan stopped shooting in the first half, Guardiola removed Mahrez in the 14th minute of the second half and replaced ‘Ace’ De Bruyne. In the 18th minute of the second half, Julian Alvarez connected a free kick that caught Bruiner off guard with a powerful shot, but Tottenham’s Eric Dier hit the thigh.
In the 20th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min hit a long-distance dribble and gave a pass to Perisic on the left. Perisic put up a one-touch cross, but it was not caught by Kane’s legs. In the 24th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min broke through the center and gave up a pass. Kane penetrated between the two defenders and connected the shot, but the goalkeeper was hit and he was hit and went out.
After dribbling in the 31st minute of the second half, Son Heung-min shot a sharp left-footed long-range shot, but it was hit by the goalkeeper. In the 39th minute of the second half, Tottenham removed Son Heung-min and added Eve Bisuma to increase the number of central midfielders to three. When a rival prisoner was recruited, Tottenham right wingback Emerson awakened and blocked Man City side striker Jack Grealish.
In the 41st minute of the second half, Tottenham defender Romero tripped Grealish and was sent off due to accumulated warnings. Immediately, Klusevski was removed and defender Davinson Sanchez was put in. With 5 minutes of extra time in the second half, Tottenham, who fought 10 players, kept the victory by one goal. 메이저사이트
Whoscore.com, a statistics company, gave Son Heung-min an acceptable rating of 6.6. The highest score was 7.8 for Hoibier and 7.5 for Kane. Tottenham had a league match against Leicester City on the 12th and AC Milan (Italy) on the 15th in the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Champions League.