- Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Manchester City 2-3 at Etihad Stadium.
- Two goals were scored in the stoppage time, Mahrez equalizing for City before Harry Kane scored the winning goal
- The win has derailed City’s title race and might now be subjected to a title race with second-placed Liverpool
Manchester City hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Harry Kane was the star of the match and proved to Manchester City what they missed out on with a staggering two goals as Tottenham stunned the Premier League leaders 3-2 in a frantic finale on Saturday.
England captain Kane was heavily linked with a move to City last summer and sat out Spurs’ season-opening win over Pep Guardiola’s side before eventually staying put.
The Tottenham talisman played a role in Dejan Kulusevski opening his Spurs account this time, and then Kane put the visitors back in front after Ilkay Gundogan’s equaliser.
Riyad Mahrez’s stoppage-time penalty appeared to have salvaged a draw for City, but it was not yet over, Kane headed home in the fifth added minute to leave the champions’ advantage over Liverpool at the summit at six points, having played a game more.
Tottenham took a fourth-minute lead when Kane released Son Heung-min with an exquisite through-ball and the South Korea international teed up Kulusevski to slot home.
City dominated possession as they sought an equaliser. Twelve minutes after hitting the right post, Gundogan scored when Hugo Lloris failed to hold onto Raheem Sterling’s delivery while under pressure from Kevin De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola’s home side appeared on top but were vulnerable to the counter-attack and it paid dividends for Spurs when Kane turned Son’s delivery home in the 59th minute.
Kane was thwarted by Ederson and saw a goal overturned by VAR before Cristian Romero handled Bernardo Silva’s cross in the box and gave the hosts late hope with a penalty that Mahrez fired into the top-right corner two minutes into stoppage time.
But Spurs were not to be denied, with Kane rising high to head home a cross from Kulusevski and clinch a memorable three points against the team he almost joined.
By combining for Tottenham’s second goal, Kane and Son have now assisted one another for a record 36 Premier League goals.
It makes them the joint-most prolific combination in the competition’s history, with only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba having reached the mark previously.
City have played most of this season without a recognised striker and Kane showed them the benefit of having one. All three of his shots hit the target and he also supplied a key pass in a display of fine playmaking and finishing.
His run may have been important to Gundogan’s goal, but it was far from a vintage performance by De Bruyne. His passing accuracy of 81.3 per cent is his worst in a Premier League game when he has attempted at least 80 passes since July 2020 (75 per cent against Watford).
Guardiola’s side head to Everton next weekend but Spurs are back in action on Wednesday with a trip to Turf Moor to face bottom-placed Burnley.