Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur H2H: Last 5 Battles
Manchester City vs Tottenham H2H Meetings:
Manchester City host Jose Mourinho and Tottenham in a game that could turn out to be another defining fixture as far as the title race is concerned.
The Lilywhites are currently 14 points adrift of the Cityzens and a win here would only get them closer. Today we'll have a look in detail at how the sides have fared when gone against each other since 2010.
The Manchester City vs Tottenham H2H record is pretty one-sided, with Manchester City winning 58% of the games since 2010, losing only 29%, while 13% of games have been drawn. (14 wins, seven losses, and three draws respectively).
Let's analyze their last five games in a detailed fashion. The games will be mentioned concerning Manchester City as "Home" if the game was played at the Etihad Stadium and "Away" if the game was played at Tottenham's Stadium. (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
1) Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City (H2H Premier League)
The side's most recent clash saw the Lilywhites producing one of the most clinical counter-attacking displays as they scored two classical goals on the counter, especially when City looked like they'll come back in the game.
The game started with Heung-Min Son scoring in the fifth minute of the game, while Tanguy Ndombele assisted it. Manchester City replied with an Aymeric Laporte goal in the 27th minute but VAR had different plans as the goal was ruled out due to a handball by Gabriel Jesus in the build-up.
The second-half saw Tottenham firing again with the help of Giovani Lo Celso, assisted by Harry Kane. City then lost their way in the game, while Spurs took the backseat after their second goal and won the game with a clean sheet.
2) Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City (H2H Premier League)
Don't get confused! Yes, it is the same ground, the game ended with the same scoreline but this game had more drama as it was Jose Mourinho's first as the Tottenham boss.
Jose fielded a strong side. However, they were without their talisman Harry Kane but still successfully kept Manchester City at bay. In this fixture, both the goals came in the second half (63, 71) as the debutant Steven Bergwijn fired out of nowhere, just three minutes after Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off after receiving a second yellow.
In the 71st minute, Son put the game to bed and Jose Mourinho led Tottenham to a victory against Man City in the Premier League for the first time since 2016.
3) Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (H2H Premier League)
Mauricio Pochettino's last game against the Cityzens as Spurs boss was filled with drama too. The game saw Raheem Sterling score an astonishing header far post via a delicious ball from Kevin de Bruyne in the 20th minute of the game.
Tottenham Hotspur replied swiftly in no time with the help of an Erik Lamela goal that was set up by their new signing Tanguy Ndombele.
However, we witnessed another goal in the 35th minute as Sergio Aguero fired from a beautiful pass by Kevin de Bruyne, again!
The next half witnessed some activity on the Tottenham bench as Lucas Moura was brought on to get his side back in the game. Little did everyone know that Moura would equalise just seconds after stepping on the pitch via a corner from Lamela.
As mentioned before, this was one of the games where VAR played a huge role as an injury-time winner by Gabriel Jesus was ruled out rightfully by VAR because of the ball hitting Laporte on the way to the Brazilian.
4) Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham (H2H Premier League)
This game was not filled with any drama or controversy but it did end up as a huge blow to Manchester City despite the victory.
City scored in the fifth minute of the game itself with Phil Foden on the scoresheet via an assist from Manchester City's overall top goalscorer.
However, the 38th minute saw Kevin De Bruyne walking off the pitch due to an injury and the game barely saw anything after the Belgian's substitution.
5) Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham (H2H Champions League)
The last of the list is undoubtedly the best, not just because it was a seven-game thriller but because of the drama, controversy, exasperation, and the closeness of the result.
To put things into perspective, the game was the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, with the Cityzens trailing by a goal on aggregate after a defeat to Spurs away.
The second leg started with Manchester City on the front foot after Raheem Sterling began the scoring just in the fourth minute of the game.
However, one winger was neutralised by the other as Heung-Min Son scored in the seventh minute of the game and got things under the control of the Lilywhites. Just three minutes later, in the 10th minute, Son scored again as Spurs caught City on the counter, while Ederson couldn't stop the ball from curling in.
In the very next minute, Manchester City were back in the game, courtesy of Bernardo Silva, while another strike by Sterling after ten minutes of their second goal saw the game going into Manchester City's favor.
The half ended with Manchester City in full control, with the aggregate score being 3-3. Spurs had already fired more away goals than the Cityzens, and that is why Manchester City had another goal to score to avoid eviction based on away goals.
The game completely tilted towards Pep Guardiola and co as Sergio Aguero buried another goal in the net just on the brink of the hour mark.
But the destiny had another script in hand as the second-half substitute for Spurs, Fernando Llorente fired another away goal in the 73rd minute via a corner and Manchester City were struck with a huge blow.
Five minutes were added in the injury time and City had to score anyway to qualify for the finals of the trophy they have been chasing for a long time.
The 94th minute saw one of the most dramatic moments of the season as Manchester City scored with the help of Raheem Sterling and the Etihad Stadium exploded with joy, while Pep Guardiola was seen very emotional and expressive on the sidelines.
However, VAR came to Spurs' rescue as the goal was ruled as Aguero who set up the goal was just marginally offside. This game was one of the best in terms of drama and controversy in the competition's history and Pep Guardiola and co were knocked out after coming so close.
Tottenham qualified for the finals, only to lose against Liverpool 2-0.