UEFA Champions League match report Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 17 April 2019


Tottenham Hotspur advanced to the UEFA Champions League semi-final after seeing off Manchester City on the away goals-rule on Wednesday evening.

The Citizens were off to a positive start four minutes in after Raheem Sterling took two touches to open space for a bottom corner finish.

The joy was chalked off three minutes later, as Heung Min-Son beat the offside trap to fire straight down the throat of Ederson.

In a matter of minutes, Son doubled their tally after retrieving possession from inside the area to find the top corner from just inside the box.

Just as Spurs looked settled, the hosts drew level after Danny Rose deflected Bernardo Silva’s shot past Hugo Lloris.

With 21 minutes gone, City were back in front after Sterling tapped home Kevin De Bruyne’s low cross from the far post to get the home side back in the tie.

Injury resulted in Spurs making an enforced change five minutes to the break, as Fernando Llorente replaced Moussa Sissoko.

Spurs aggregate lead was under threat early 51 minutes in the second half, as Sterling side-foot shot put Lloris in a spot of bother, needing Rose to save the day. Seven minutes later, Spurs went behind in the overall sequence after Sergio Aguero weaved his way into the area for a thumping finish.

The twists continued, as Spurs regained control on 74 minutes through a scrappy finish from Llorente which needed approval from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Sterling looked to restore the home side's advantage in time added on, but the winger's close-range finish was ruled out after VAR spotted Aguero in an offside position in the build-up.

Nevertheless, Spurs managed to survive a late onslaught to book a semi-final date with Ajax Amsterdam.