Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg captialised upon a dreadful error from Rodri to tee up Kane for his 267th goal in Tottenham colours, moving him one clear of the great Jimmy Greaves on the all-time list. It was also Kane’s 200th Premier League goal and did neighbours Arsenal a favour in the race for this season’s title.
City, who have the chance to trim the Gunners’ lead at the summit to two points with a win after Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 1-0 by Everton, struck the crossbar in first-half stoppage time through Riyad Mahrez.Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
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SPURS — Harry Kane — 15th minute
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54th minute: Rico Lewis’ cross sails over Haaland for another goalkick. City are pushing Spurs back but the lack of quality on the final ball right now means we surely see Kevin De Bruyne pretty soon.
53rd minute: The ball runs to Julian Alvarez, who runs it out of play.
52nd minute: Jack Grealish tries to get City going again. He wins a corner and there are some pleasantries exchanged with Emerson Royal.
50th minute: Grealish launches into a trademark dribble and wins a freekick in a dangerous position. It’s cleared, Bernardo Silva collects the second ball, Rico Lewis runs into the referee. Kyle Walker eventually pumps in back into the box but Grealish can’t control and Spurs have a goalkick.
47th minute: City have ambled into arguably their biggest half of the season so far. Manuel Akanji has to scamper back to tackle Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Harry Kane then incredibly aims a left-footed air shot at a volley.
46th minute: We’re back underway and Kyle Walker has to make a sliding challenge to prevent Harry Kane from being through on goal on the end of a Son Heung-min pass.
Halftime: Riyad Mahrez almost had City level there and, on the balance of play, they might deserve it. However, Pep Guardiola’s side have looked vulnerable ever since Harry Kane’s record-breaking opener. Not for the first time since the World Cup break, City are way short of their best. Spurs have put a huge effort in up until this point and fatigue could be a factor later on if the scoreline remains 1-0. The next goal is absolutely huge.
45th minute+1: Mahrez hits the bar! In the first of two minutes of stoppage time, City are agonisingly close to going level. Jack Grealish’s cross found Mahrez at the back post. He beat Hugo Lloris and Cristian Romero on the line but the ball cannoned down off the bar to safety.
44th minute: Scramble after a corner in the City box! Kane can’t is crowded out before Eric Dier is denied by Nathan Ake, who Pep Guardiola has to thank for his side not being further behind.
42nd minute: Haaland gets the ball 30 yards from goal. He thinks about the shot but unselfishly slots the ball to Jack Grealish, who can’t curl his shot back enough to trouble the far post.
40th minute: Rodri stretches his legs through midfield but never really seems to have the ball under control. Son Heung-min gets back to tackle him. City go again and Alvarez cuts the ball back to the Spain midfielder for a shot that Hugo Lloris gathers. Jack Grealish is City’s busiest defender and Rodri has now become their most prominent attacker. This is all over the place.
37th minute: Manuel Akanji splatters into Harry Kane on the halfway line. He gets the ball, just, and it was a good job as City were very exposed again.
36th minute: We’re back underway. Perhaps Grealish will see how he goes until halftime.
34th minute: Adding to an afternoon of mounting problems for City, Jack Grealish is down on the turf having prolonged treatment. Might be an issue with his hip. Erling Haaland has taken on some instructions from the City bench during the break.
30th minute: Nathan Ake is there at the last again, blocking Dejan Kulusevski’s shot and Manuel Akanji helps to tidy up. Rodri then gives a simple pass away. These are back moments for the Premier League champions.
29th minute: City are rocking a bit. Nathan Ake expertly reads Dejan Kulusevski’s pass to Ivan Perisic, who pops up on the right. Spurs were almost in again then.
28th minute: Maybe Jack Grealish wants to be Manchester City’s new left-back? Again, the England man gets back to his own byline to tackle Emerson Royal and concede a corner. Grealish then wins the defensive header at the back post. Pep Guardiola will be enjoying his endeavour but the playmaker doing so much defending wasn’t really part of the plan.
26th minute: Spurs are pumped up here but Cristian Romero might regret that. He tears into the City half to plough through the back of Erling Haaland and earn a booking. You might want to save your yellows for when Haaland is a bit closer to goal.
24th minute: Rodrigo Bentancur is booked for a robust foul on Rico Lewis. Riyad Mahrez wastes the free-kick and Jack Grealish has to charge back to dispossess Dejan Kulusevski. Not for the first time in this stadium, City look very vulnerable to the counter-attack.
19th minute: City have resumed their control of the ball after going behind. Bernardo Silva looks to quicken the pace with a darting dribble but his low drive is easily collected by Hugo Lloris.
15th minute: GOOOAAAALLL!!!!!! Harry Kane!!!!!
It’s against the run of play but Tottenham’s record-breaker will not mind at all. It’s dreadful from Rodri, who sold Rico Lewis well short with a pass on the edge of the City box. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg stole in and teed up Kane for a chance he was never likely to miss. That’s 200 Premier League goals and 267 overall for Tottenham, moving him clear of Jimmy Greaves on the all-time list.
🥇 Harry Kane has done it! He is now Spurs’ all-time record goalscorer:
2️⃣6️⃣7️⃣ – Harry Kane
2️⃣6️⃣6️⃣ – Jimmy Greaves#TOTMCI #COYS pic.twitter.com/RrwQMa1Iii
— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) February 5, 2023
13th minute: Kyle Walker joins the City attack to whip a delicious cross towards the back post. Emerson Royal bravely gets there first, takes a whack in the ribs from Jack Grealish and earns a free-kick for his troubles.
10th minute: City, with Rico Lewis very much operating as a midfielder in possession, have gobbled up 84% possession during the opening stages. Hugo Lloris yet to make a save, mind,
9th minute: Son Heung-min gets back to double up on Riyad Mahrez. Ivan Perisic will be thankful for the assistance after what went down in Manchester.
6th minute: Bernardo Silva wins another City corner. It’s part cleared and Julian Alvarez lashes a volley from the edge of the box that’s blocked. The Argentina forward then completes an exceptionally cynical foul to prevent Son Heung-min from countering and escapes a card.
5th minute: Riyad Mahrez, who did such damage when these teams met a few weeks ago, cuts inside to shoot and Rodrigo Bentancur deflects his strike behind. Nathan Ake had a free header from the corner and nodded back into the goalmouth when he perhaps should have taken on the chance himself.
1st minute: Son Heung-min, fresh from a couple of goals at Preston in the FA Cup, embarks upon an early driving run at the heart of the City defence. Rodri and Nathan Ake combine to snuff out the danger.
4 mins from kickoff: Here come the teams. Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland chuckling away to one another about something and looking very relaxed for this crunch clash.
10 mins from kickoff: Manchester City’s defensive warm-up drills show it’s likely to be a back four of Walker-Akanji-Ake-Lewis from right to left. That’s almost certain to change in possession, with Rico Lewis tucking into the midfield alongside Rodri and Bernardo Silva.
15 mins from kickoff: Spurs assistant Cristian Stellini has been speaking to Sky Sports about taking charge today in Antonio Conte’s absence: “Antonio is well, he is recovering at home. We have not had word from the doctor to let Antonio be here with us, so he will watch the game at home. He was involved in preparation until this morning but we do not have special communication.”
Stellini also revealed he had the final say over team selection given the importance Conte places upon being able to see the players working on the training pitch.
🗣 “We spoke about the team but he left me the decision.”
Cristian Stellini had full control in selecting the team pic.twitter.com/fxGmDzol1T
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 5, 2023
30 mins from kickoff: The Tottenham left and City right feels like an area of the field where this game might be won and lost. Defensively, City are in a little bit of flux on that side. Will it by Kyle Walker or a combination of the England international and Rico Lewis trying to snuff out the threat of Son Heung-min and Ivan Perisic? Croatia star Perisic will also be expecting problems going the other way after Riyad Mahrez produced a virtuoso display at his expense when the teams met last month,
50 mins from kickoff: The Tottenham team is somewhat easier to suss out. It’ll be the classic Antonio Conte 3-4-3 as the manager rests up at home. Emerson Royal has kept his spot at right wingback, with new boy Pedro Porro joining Richarlison among the subs.
Your #TOTMCI starting XI 👊 pic.twitter.com/vMdiNhw8vH
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 5, 2023
1 hr from kickoff: The teams are in and the headline now for City is Kevin De Bruyne is only on the bench. Julian Alvarez starts along with teenage fullback Rico Lewis. It remains to be seen whether he starts on the right or the left of the backline. Despite returning to training this week, Phil Foden is not fit enough to make the squad.
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XI | Ederson, Lewis, Walker (C), Akanji, Ake, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland
SUBS | Ortega Moreno, Dias, Phillips, Gundogan, Laporte, De Bruyne, Gomez, Perrone, Palmer#ManCity | @HaysWorldwide pic.twitter.com/UD0PGHaxD9
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 5, 2023
1 hr 20 mins from kickoff: It could be a landmark day for Harry Kane, who is level with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer on 266 goals, while having a tally of 199 overall in the Premier League. There are few bigger admirers of the England captain than Pep Guardiola, who hailed Kane as “one of the best strikers I have seen in my life” during the build-up to this one.
🗣️ Pep Guardiola remains impressed by Harry Kane.
He’s got 16 goals in the league this season, second to only…Erling Haaland. #COYS #ManCity pic.twitter.com/mWlPWdtZbi
— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) February 3, 2023
Of course, if Guardiola had got his way and signed Kane ahead of the 2021/22 season, Erling Haaland would not currently be threatening to obliterate any goalscoring record you care to mention in Manchester. The Norway superstar hit his fourth hat-trick of the season in his previous Premier League outing, scoring all the goals in a 3-0 win over Wolves.
1 hr 40 mins from kickoff: Arsenal’s defeat to relegation-threatened Arsenal gave Manchester City an opening they might not have expected in the Premier League title race. However, Pep Guardiola would arguably pick any other fixture when looking to make up ground. In four visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since it opened in 2019, City’s return reads played four, lost four, scored none. They’ve even thrown a couple of missed penalties into the bargain.
Indeed, Guardiola has only tasted victory away from home against Spurs in two matches while they were tenants at Wembley in 2018. Tottenham dealt him his first defeat in English football during their final season at the old White Hart Lane back in October 2016.
2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ coverage of Tottenham vs. Manchester City in the Premier League, where Pep Guardiola’s men will hope to close the gap on leaders Arsenal at the top of the table.
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All the key numbers ahead of today’s clash against Spurs with @CiscoUKI featuring predictions from Shaun Goater! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/itPYDjPatP
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 5, 2023
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Tottenham vs Man City lineups
Richarlison is back in the matchday squad, following a groin injury, with deadline-day signing Pedro Porro joining him among the substitutes.
That means Emerson Royal, who scored in Spurs’ 4-2 defeat at City last month, has retained his place in the starting lineup for now.
Tottenham starting XI (3-4-3): Lloris (GK) — Romero, Dier, Davies — Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic— Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Tottenham subs: Forster (GK), Sanchez, Lenglet, Sessegnon, Pedro Porro, Richarlison, Skipp, Bissouma, Danjuma
Phil Foden remains sidelined and fellow England international John Stones is facing up to a month on the out after suffering a hamstring injury against Arsenal in the FA Cup last week
Rico Lewis and Kyle Walker both start following Joao Cancelo’s move to Bayern Munich, while there is no place for Kevin De Bruyne in midfield, where Bernardo Silva starts.
Julian Alvarez will support Erling Haaland in attack, while his fellow Argentine Maximo Perrone is on the bench following his January move from Velez Sarsfield.
Man City starting XI (3-3-1-3): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Akanji, Ake — Lewis, Rodri, Silva — Alvarez — Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Man City subs: Ortega (GK), Laporte, Gomez, Dias, Phillips, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Palmer, Perrone
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How to watch Tottenham vs. Man City
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|USA||NBC Sports, Telemundo||Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go, NOW TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||—||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV (Ch. 620-621)||now TV|
|Malaysia||Astro Super Sport 3|
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