Man City vs Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

Man City vs Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

Manchester City vs Tottenham LIVE!

Dejan Kulusevski headed a late equaliser to earn Tottenham a 3-3 draw at champions Manchester City in a rip-roaring Premier League contest on Sunday. It looked as though Jack Grealish's 81st-minute goal had secured the points for Pep Guardiola's side but Kulusevski struck in the 90th minute as City were held to a third successive draw in the league.

The match began in breathless fashion with Son Heung-min putting Tottenham ahead in the sixth minute before scoring at the other end three minutes later as a cross bounced in off his thigh. Phil Foden's slick 31st-minute goal put City ahead and they were denied by the woodwork twice before halftime.

Giovani Lo Celso's precise finish in the 69th minute made it 2-2 but Tottenham's risk-taking approach cost them dear as a mistake allowed Grealish to put the hosts back in front only for the visitors to have the last laugh as they snapped a three-match losing sequence. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the Etihad Stadium.

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Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

18:36 , Alex Young

Unsurprisingly one of the games of the season and a vindication of Postecoglou's brave, front-foot approach here. Spurs rode their luck - and it was a rare off day for Haaland - but always carried a threat and were decent value for a point.

18:34 , Alex Young

That was breathless stuff. I'm sure we will be hearing a lot about that Grealish decision over the coming hours and days.


18:29 , Alex Young

99min: That's it! Spurs earn a point but City are furious about that Grealish decision.

18:28 , Alex Young

98min: Man City are screaming for a penalty as Akanji goes down under pressure from Skipp. Nothing doing.

18:27 , Alex Young

97min: City still probing and we are well over the allocated minutes.

18:25 , Alex Young

95min: Oh wow, what has the referee done?! Grealish was clean through but the Simon Hooper pulls back the play. Why no advantage?!

18:24 , Alex Young

93min: Vicario for the first time sends his goal kick long. Less than two minutes to hang on.

18:22 , Alex Young

92min: Five minutes added on, by the way. Kulusevski is booked.


18:21 , Alex Young

90min: Has Kulusevski rescued a point in the final minute?!

He beats Ake in the air to head home into the top corner, in off the bar!

18:17 , Alex Young

87min: Ake and Kovacic are on for City, replacing Gvardiol and Alvarez.

For Spurs, Richarlison is on for Bissouma.

18:15 , Alex Young

85min: Kovacic is now being readied.

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84min: Porro sends the free-kick from wide right over everyone's head.

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83min: Spurs react well, with Kulusevski sent down the wing before Skipp is wiped out for Gvardiol for a booking.


18:11 , Alex Young

81min: Bissouma is caught in possession, Rodri pounces, plays in Haaland to find Grealish to sweep home.

Do Spurs have another in them?

18:08 , Alex Young

79min: Skipp is on for goalscorer Lo Celso.

18:07 , Alex Young

77min: Spurs preparing to bring on Skipp.

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76min: City's first attempt on goal for 20 minutes as Lewis darts into the area and cuts the ball back for Rodri, but the pass is slightly behind him and his effort is not troubling Vicario.

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74min: Porro gets booked for a rough challenge on Grealish.

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73min: City react by replacing Lewis with Foden.

Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

18:02 , Alex Young

Lo Celso makes it two goals in as many games with another really smart finish. A remarkable revival for a player who, before last weekend, had not started a League game for Spurs since Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge.



17:59 , Alex Young

69min: Well! Spurs were growing in confidence and are all square!

Lo Celso picks the ball up around 25 yards out, takes a touch out of his feet and beats Ederson via the inside of the post!

17:58 , Alex Young

67min: Spurs win a corner, but Lo Celso's delivery is straight into the arms of Ederson.

Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

17:56 , Alex Young

An issue for Spurs is the sheer lack of options available on the bench. Richarlison is back in the squad following groin surgery but his fitness is unclear, so a brief cameo may be his limit.

17:53 , Alex Young

63min: Tottenham boasting 71 per cent possession in the first 15 minutes of the second half

Signs of life?

17:52 , Alex Young

61min: Grealish is booked for kicking the ball away. He will miss the midweek game against boyhood club Aston Villa now.

17:51 , Alex Young

60min: The flow of the game has dropped somewhat in the last few minutes. A few free kicks have disrupted it.

Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

17:47 , Alex Young

Kulusevski has been excellent for Spurs at No8 and since switching to the right wing at half-time.

Like Son, he enjoys playing City and has scored here in consecutive seasons. Those two feel key to Spurs' chances of getting back in the game.

17:46 , Alex Young

56min: Kulusevski does superbly to find Son on the counter, who cuts back to lay the ball into Johnson's path... who again opts to shoot rather than look for options elsewhere.

17:45 , Alex Young

54min: Grealish tries to find Haaland at the far post, but his cross is too high. Alvarez the wins a corner but it comes to nothing.

17:44 , Alex Young

53min: Johnson does well by cutting inside and charging towards the area, he has runners with him but goes alone. Porro was in acres on the other side of the area.

17:42 , Alex Young

52min: Doku is replaced by Grealish. Is that an injury to Doku? He is limping and motions to Guardiola that is could be.

17:40 , Alex Young

50min: Spurs get caught in possession and City look to break before Hojbjerg wipes out Haaland.

Grealish is being prepared.

17:38 , Alex Young

48min: Looks like Johnson is now for the left, with Kulusevski on the right and Son through the middle.


17:36 , Alex Young

46min: Vicario forced into a superb one-handed save from Bernardo inside the opening 20 seconds.

Second half!

17:35 , Alex Young

46min: Back underway!

17:34 , Alex Young

Half-time change for Spurs as Hojbjerg is on for Gil.

17:27 , Alex Young

Spurs were a couple of Haaland misses away from a first-half thumping.

City have been superb, as expected, but Spurs have done their best given their injuries.

You do fear for them as the second half wears on.


17:19 , Alex Young

48min: That's your lot. Spurs probably happy it is only 2-1.

17:17 , Alex Young

45min: Three minutes added on.

Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

17:15 , Alex Young

Gil is playing well enough - there's definitely something there - but it's a total mismatch when he gets 1v1 with Walker.

On the opposite flank, though, Doku is loving running at Davies.

17:13 , Alex Young

42min: Again Spurs look to carve open City as this time Kulusevski spots Gil running through but again Walker gets the job done.

17:12 , Alex Young

41min: More nice play from Spurs sees Son send Gil running through with the captain and Kulusevski joining him in support, but Walker mops up.

17:10 , Alex Young

39min: Spurs are creating half-chances with their press, this time Porro can't find Son in the centre, but they are too few and far between at the moment.

17:09 , Alex Young

38min: Now Udogie is booked for a late challenge on Foden. Deserved.


17:07 , Alex Young

36min: Now Alvarez is denied by the woodwork. City look ready to score a hatful.

17:06 , Alex Young

35min: Rodri goes into the book for a foul on Emerson. That's his fifth of the season, so he will miss the game against Aston Vill.a

Dan Kilpatrick at Etihad Stadium

17:05 , Alex Young

Brilliant goal by City.

Emerson was caught on his heels but the quality of the movement and passing was outstanding. Spurs had their openings between City's two goals and they will have to be more clinical to get something today.

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(Action Images via Reuters)


17:02 , Alex Young

31min: Well, it had been coming!

A very smart move between Doku, Alvarez and Foden inside the area and City are now in the lead!


17:01 , Alex Young

30min: City within inches of taking the lead as Doku gets the better of Davies, cuts inside the hits the inside of post and bar.

It doesn't get closer without scoring.

17:00 , Alex Young

28min: Almost a gift from City as Gil pounces on a loose Bernardo pass and jinks into the area, but his attempt to find Son in the centre is cut out.

16:57 , Alex Young

26min: Now it's City back on the ball as Rodri sends Walker scampering down the right win, the ball is a tad in front of him and his cross spins behind for a goal kick.

16:55 , Alex Young

24min: Corner is short again, and ends with Porro sending a cross towards the back post but it's too long.

16:54 , Alex Young

23min: Johnson gets the better of Gvardiol on the right, into the area and sends a low cross towards Son which Dias does well to divert behind.

16:52 , Alex Young

22min: Porro into the box this time but City clear.

16:52 , Alex Young

21min: Porro plays in short before the ball comes back to whip in a cross and wins another corner.

16:51 , Alex Young

20min: Perhaps I spoke to too as Spurs, through Gil and then Udogie on the left, win a corner!

16:51 , Alex Young

19min: Spurs get their foot on the ball finally, but still struggle to much progress out of their own half with City's shape so impressive.

16:47 , Alex Young

16min: Wave after wave of City attack and they win another corner, their fourth already by my count.


16:45 , Alex Young

13min: A collectors' item as Haaland looks for the world to be sidefooting City into the lead, but misses with the goal gaping.

City look very dangerous.

16:41 , Alex Young

10min: Just two minutes and 17 seconds between Son's two strikes.

Back to square one, then.


16:40 , Alex Young

9min: Well, that didn't last long! This is going to be fun.

City whip in a corner, and Son nods into his own net.


16:38 , Alex Young

6min: Well, well, well! Spurs get out of their half for the first time, Gil releases Kulusevski and Son runs 30 yards before slamming the ball past Ederson!

16:35 , Alex Young

4min: Another corner towards the near post and again Spurs clear.

16:34 , Alex Young

3min: Early corner for City towards Akanji at the near post, which Vicario does enough to clear.

16:33 , Alex Young

2min: Spurs chasing shadows in the opening stages.


16:31 , Alex Young

1min: Here we go!

16:28 , Alex Young

The teams are out.

Ange sticking to his guns (of course)

16:21 , Alex Young

Ange Postecoglou to Sky Sports: “As I said in the week if that was the end game I wouldn’t be standing here. I’m here because that’s not the end game.

“We’re just going to try and play our football but you’ve always got to remember there’s an opponent there that’s going to try and stop you and a very, very good opponent today so we’re going to have to make adjustments during the game but what won’t change is the way we play our football."

16:18 , Alex Young

How many does this guy score today?


Why Dier is missing

16:12 , Alex Young

Here's Ange Postecoglou to Sky Sports: "Eric pulled up sore after training and wasn't available. He's not available for today.

"I think Emerson and Benny [Davies] considering it's not their natural position they have done well for us.

"It's more about the collective for us as we need to defend strongly as a unit as a group and try and stop them."

Porro improvements

16:02 , Alex Young

Pedro Porro starts for Spurs this afternoon. He, of course, was once on the books at Manchester City. He has become one of Spurs best players under Ange Postecoglou after a tough start.

“I remember the first few weeks I struggled with everything. On my debut I said to myself: ‘These guys are on a motorbike. Either I wake up or they’re going to eat me’,” Porro says.

“I had to do more gym work. Before, I didn’t do anything in the afternoons, just preventive work, but when I arrived in England I had to do double sessions because the pace and intensity of the Premier League is diabolical.”

On Postecoglou, he says: "There are sessions in which the emphasis is on the defensive part, others on the offensive, but the common denominator is the ball. We always train with the ball.

“There is a healthy rivalry between team-mates, challenges between each other and an important good feeling to make things work. It wasn’t like that before.”

Richarlison is back

15:47 , Alex Young

Manchester City make three changes as Ederson, Doku and Alvarez come back in. Stones is again on the bench.

Tottenham make just one change from their loss to Aston Villa as Bissouma comes in for Bentancur. Richarlison is a surprise inclusion on the bench.

Teams in full

15:41 , Alex Young

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Kovacic, Grealish, Gomez, Bobb, Lewis

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Emerson, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Lo Celso; Johnson, Kulusevski, Gil; Son

Subs: Forster, Donley, Santiago, Dorrington, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Veliz, Austin, Richarlison

Man City XI

15:36 , Alex Young

...and the hosts!

Tottenham XI

15:32 , Alex Young

Here's how Spurs look.

15:26 , Alex Young

Team news is imminent.

15:19 , Alex Young

Richarlison has been spotted with the Spurs squad today.

No start for Stones

15:12 , Alex Young

Team news will be confirmed in a little over 15 minutes, but it sounds like John Stones and Jack Grealish are on the bench today.


15:05 , Alex Young

Spurs face a very tall order today. When was the last time they were 8/1 to win a Premier League game?

  • Man City: 1/5

  • Draw: 4/1

  • Tottenham: 8/1

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Guardiola impressed by Spurs

14:54 , Alex Young

Pep Guardiola says Tottenham is a great advert for the Premier League.

Spurs caught the eye playing dynamic and attacking football in a strong start to the Premier League season under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

"He's been there from day one, from the first game of the Premier League," he said.

"I have the feeling it doesn't matter the result, it doesn't matter the opponent, home or away - they do what they have to do.

"I like that. I think that is so incredible an advert for our game, for our sport. When two teams (decide it) doesn't matter what happens, I do my game, I go forward, there are always nice things to watch, all the time.

"It's impossible you don't see an interesting game where both teams want to try to do it."


Postecoglou not budging on tactics

14:44 , Alex Young

Ange Postecoglou will be without 11 first-team players at the Etihad Stadium but promised "I aint going to change", even considering Spurs' record of five wins from the last seven meetings with Pep Guardiola's side using a contain-and-counter-attack approach.

The manager said he welcomed the pressure and felt in his "gut" that he would be vindicated long-term.

"I love it, mate. I love it," said Postecoglou, when asked how much he was enjoying the job amid an injury pile-up which he had earlier admitted was the worst he had experienced as a manager. "I don’t think anyone goes into management thinking it’s going to be smooth.

"There’s going to be some rough moments and you’ve got to be prepared for that, you’ve got to enjoy that. The alternative is I’m not in a job and I’m sitting on my couch with no pressure on me and no one questioning anything.

"I’m at a fantastic football club, I’m in the best league in the world, getting challenged every week. Why wouldn’t I be enjoying it?"

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Score prediction

14:31 , Alex Young

Spurs have produced some good displays despite their run of defeats, but this will prove one step too far for Postecoglou at this stage of his tenure - unless City have a real off-day.

Man City to win 3-1.


Man City team news

14:22 , Alex Young

John Stones could start today after making the bench in midweek.

Mateo Kovacic is also back in the mix but Matheus Nunes is set to miss out as he nears the end of his comeback from a knock.

Guardiola’s decision on the left wing will be fascinating. Jeremy Doku has starred since his move from Rennes but Jack Grealish was a key part of the treble-winning side of last season and perhaps offers more in the way of defensive support.

As ever, Erling Haaland is expected to lead the line as he chases more goal records in the Premier League.

Tottenham team news

14:13 , Alex Young

Tottenham's injury crisis has worsened with Rodrigo Bentancur ruled out for at least two and a half months.

Ange Postecoglou is without ten first-team players, nine to injuries plus the suspended Cristian Romero who serves the last of a three-match ban.

Yves Bissouma is available again after suspension but Pape Matar Sarr remains out with a slight hamstring strain.

The big question for Postecoglou is whether to restore Eric Dier and/or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to the XI, or stick with Emerson Royal at centre-back, Dejan Kulusevski at No8 and Bryan Gil in the front three.

Asked if he had to restore Dier to the team to add an aerial presence to Spurs' back line, Postecoglou suggested he would stick with the same back four which faced Villa.


How to watch

14:05 , Alex Young

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports, with coverage beginning at 4pm after West Ham vs Crystal Palace.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.


13:59 , Alex Young

Good afternoon and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Tottenham.

The weekend concludes at the Etihad, with kick-off at 4.30pm, in what should be an entertaining game - with plenty of goals.

Spurs will hope a few of them are on their side of the score bracket but are missing most of their defence and their best midfielders. Erling Haaland is licking his lips.