Spurs 4-1 Man City: The fall and fall of Manchester City (Match Report)
Who else wins five straight games in fine fashions, dismantle teams effortlessly without conceding any goal and then go on to implode in disastrous manner? Step forward Manchester City.
Tottenham Hotspur, who have only won once in the league this season hosted log leaders Manchester City for the lunchtime kickoff installment of the EPL round 7 with much optimism having witnessed how Westham checked the Citizens' run. The opening exchange went to the visitors and it wasn't long before Belgian pearl, Kevin Debryne was well fed by a rampaging Yaya Toure run for a smart near post finish.
That misled everyone as Tottenham turned it around like in never happened. Eric Dier equalized on the stroke of halftime and the rest is history. Manchester City seemingly went to sleep, their offside trap failed woefully as the referee had none of their numerous complains.
Toby Alderwield registered his first EPL goal with a decent finish which left huge questions around the indecisions of Williams Cabalero in the City goal before Harry Kane shook off his goal drought with a rebound from Eriksen's free kick that went into the top corner albeit from an offside position. It stood and the league leaders were further behind.
Manchester City threw everything forward, Tottenham soaked up the pressure, although at the cost of yellow cards. A smooth counter attack caught the visitors out as Eric Lamela found himself through on goal, the Argentine winger rounded Cabalero beautifully before making Otamendi look like a broom stick with a ghost finish.