With a goal from Son Heung-min and a penalty stop by Hugo Lloris, Tottenham beat Manchester City (1-0), Tuesday 9th April, 2019.
Manchester City remained silent against the goal of Son Heung-min Tuesday 9th April, 2019 in the quarterfinal first leg of the Champions League , leaving Tottenham take the advantage in his new stadium (1-0) before the return match next Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.
A penalty stopped by Hugo Lloris in the first half and a goal of the South Korean in the second act allowed the “Spurs” not to grieve, despite the loss of Harry Kane.
Again touched the left ankle on a shock with Fabian Delph, the talisman striker left the lawn shortly before the hour of play, thrilling the new Tottenham stadium …. The top scorer of the World Cup, touched at the same pin in January, had returned in early March.
[EXCLU VIDÉO 📺 ] Le but de Son qui offre la victoire aux Spurs, après un sauvetage de justesse sur la ligne ! 💥 #TOTMCI
— RMC Sport Ligue des Champions (@RMCSportLDC) April 9, 2019
Fortunately for the Londoners, Son is once again out of the shadow of the Englishman to deliver the Spurs in the 78th minute and give the pitch its first European goal, for the second match only organised in the new White Hart Lane .
Before that, the champions of England in title had hardly shone. Led after Son’s goal, they did not do better.
Entangled in the pressing of the Spurs, the Mancuniens did not succeed anything or almost in the first period: a small shot framed, for only four attempts. Far from their Premier League standards.
The Citizens have even missed a golden opportunity, Sergio Aguero being unable to convert the penalty conceded by Danny Rose.
In attempting to counter a strike from Raheem Sterling, the left-back deflected the ball from the arm. After the call to the VAR, the referee granted a logical penalty.
Fortunately for the Londoners, Lloris took the opportunity to remind everyone why he was world champion and Tottenham captain.
The keeper of the Blues, decried in recent weeks for his mistakes in the big games this season (Barça, PSV and more recently Liverpool), chose the good side and relaxed perfectly to save his own (12th).
Except that Tottenham has not really benefited from the Citizens’ slump. If they have tried much more than their opponents (13 strikes to 10 in total), they have not been successful, bumping into a Ederson, also perfect.
Pressurised by Son, Alli and Kane, the Brazilian goalkeeper has distinguished himself by repelling sharp London attacks, including this shot of Kane, triggered when all the Citizens had stopped playing after a foul on Alli (24th) .
If the Spurs did not slow down, they were not precise enough, His not finding the frame (47th) or hitting Ederson (50th).
Then knocked out by the injury of Kane, they owed their salvation to this ball well hunted by the South Korean, then this dribble and this little smart shot.
Saved by Son’s flash, Mauricio Pochettino only has to cross his fingers for Kane.
Pep Guardiola, he will wonder how not to choke in Manchester next week.