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Match Report | Season 2016/17

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BATTLE: City were made to fight against Spurs

BATTLE: City were made to fight against Spurs

Premier League 2 16/17 TBC Att: Friday, January 13, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Manchester City

2

Sancho 46'

Fernandes 56'

2 - 2

Tottenham Hotspur

2

Oduwa 76'

Tracey 85'

Referee
Martin Coy

Manchester City:

  • Gunn
  • Oliver
  • Humphreys
  • Adarabioyo
  • Francis
  • Diallo
  • Duhaney
  • Boadu Kongolo 66’
  • Buckley-Ricketts Diaz 77’
  • Fernandes
  • Sancho Nmecha 61’
Unused subs
Haug, Patching

Tottenham Hotspur:

  • Glover
  • Walker-Peters
  • Walkes
  • Maghoma
  • Ogilvie
  • Amos
  • Owens Muscatt 65’
  • Pritchard Stylianides 65’
  • Tracey
  • Oduwa
  • Harrison
Unused subs
McDermott, Cy Goddard

Read what happened as Simon Davies' side hosted Tottenham in Premier League 2

What happened...

Manchester City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham in a tough Premier League 2 encounter. 

The first-half was tight. City controlled the ball - but when Spurs broke they did so with pace and purpose and it was the away side who created the better chances, with Shilow Tracey forcing one fine save from Angus Gunn before hitting the post with a close-range effort. 

City had chances of their own - Isaac Buckley-Ricketts and Paolo Fernandes both produced decent efforts - but the Blues are likely to have been relieved to be level at the break. 

But for the second time in a week, Simon Davies' half-time team talk inspired an improved performance as City came out for the second period looking much more dangerous. 

Jadon Sancho scored within a minute of the restart, before Paolo Fernandes blasted into the top corner past Tom Glover 10 minutes later. City were in control and looked to be heading back to the top of the table. 

They were suddenly quicker to the ball and more inventive in the final third - but this Spurs side is full of character, and Nathan Oduwa pulled one back to set up a tense finale, before Tracey smuggled the ball home from two yards out to equalise with just five minutes remaining. 

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What it means...

City remain second, a point behind leaders Everton who have a game in hand. 

Key moment...

Sancho’s goal. City had struggled in the first half to turn their possession into clear chances – but Sancho’s strike early in the second half sparked a big improvement. 

Man of the match...

Angus Gunn. Made a series of fine stops to demonstrate his quality.  

But a special mention for Sancho. A goal and an assists for the 16-year-old. What a future he has in the game. 

How they lined up...

Gunn, Oliver, Humphreys (c), Adarabioyo, Francis, Diallo, Duhaney, Boadu, Buckley-Ricketts, Fernandes, Sancho

Subs: Kongolo, Haug, Patching, Diaz, Nmecha

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Manchester City EDS boss Simon Davies believes this week’s busy schedule will help prepare his players for a future in senior football.

City saw off Manchester United in the Premier League 2 derby on Monday night and will face Tottenham Hotspur this Friday.

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Duhaney: Spurs are one of the best in PL2

WORKING HARD: Demeaco Duhaney is eager to impress in training

Manchester City EDS defender Demeaco Duhaney believes City will come up against one of the best teams in the league when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Friday.

Duhaney, who has starred as an attacking right-back for Simon Davies’ side for much of the season, played a key role in City’s 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane in October but he expects a different match this weekend.

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Fernandes: Getting behind United made difference

WHICH WAY: Paolo Fernandes tries to fool United's Demetri Mitchell as City come forward once again

Manchester City EDS midfielder Paolo Fernandes has praised the impact of Simon Davies’ half-time team talk after three second half goals saw City to victory over Manchester United.

Fernandes scored City’s third in the 3-1 victory with a low, drilled effort as the young Blues converted their first half dominance to ensure they maintained pressure on Everton at the top of the Premier League 2 table.