Tottenham Hotspur took a first-half lead against the best club in the league, Manchester City.
Tottenham finished the first half of the 7th round of the 2022/23 season Premier League against Manchester City held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 20th (Korean time) 2-0.
The away team, Tottenham, put forward a 3-4-3 model. Hugo Lloris donned goalkeeper gloves, while Ben Davies, Eric Dyer and Christian Romero made up the back three. Left and right wingbacks were played by Ivan Perisic and Emerson Royal.
The midfield was played by Pierre-Emil Hoivier and Rodrigo Bentancur, and Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski were named in the front three positions.
The home team, Manchester City, faced off 4-4-2. Ederson was in goal, while Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanzi, John Stones and Rico Luis formed the defense.
Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Riyad Mahrez scrambled in the midfield, while Elling Hollan and Julian Alvarez aimed at the Tottenham goal in the forefront.
In the 14th minute of the first half, Man City’s main gun Haalan fell while breaking through into the penalty box, and Man City players claimed a penalty kick, but the referee ruled that there was no foul.
In the 19th minute of the first half, Man City striker Alvarez fired a shot from inside the penalty box, aiming for a goal, but Tottenham defender Dyer blocked it with a physical defense.
In the 29th minute of the first half, Manchester City faced a counterattack and created a good opportunity, but Romero saved the team from a crisis by only touching the ball with an accurate sliding tackle even though he was inside the penalty box.
In the 35th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min hit the cross from the left flank and turned it towards the goal, but Ederson safely caught it as it headed straight to the goalkeeper.
In the 38th minute of the first half, Lewis, a Manchester City prospect, attempted a sharp right-footed mid-range shot, which was blocked by goalkeeper Lloris as he flew his body.
In the 41st minute of the first half, Hollan took a shot with a sharp penetration, but it was blocked by the leg of goalkeeper Yorigg, and a headed shot that came out one minute later went over the post.
It was Tottenham, the away team, that broke the tight balance of 0. In the 44th minute of the first half, goalkeeper Ederson made a pass mistake, and Kulusevski scored a valuable first goal by connecting it with a shot without missing.
Tottenham, riding on momentum, even scored an extra goal before the end of the first half. Ederson saved Kane’s shot in extra time in the first half, but as the ball hit Ederson’s hand and headed towards Emerson, Emerson scored an extra goal. 스포츠토토
Tottenham finished the first half 2-0 with two goals scored at the end of the first half.