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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,150
  • Kaboul (67)
  • Dzeko (33) Dzeko (40)
    Dzeko (54) Aguero (59)
    Dzeko (90)
Goal!

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92:38 +2.38

Edin Dzeko grabs a fantastic goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-5 Man City.Gareth Barry provided the assist for the goal.

90:23 +0.23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vedran Corluka on Vincent Kompany. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

89:56

Corner taken by Gareth Bale.

89:13

Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Livermore. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

86:12

Michael Dawson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

83:15

The referee penalises Peter Crouch for handball. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

82:50

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

81:53

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Joleon Lescott. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

79:58

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

79:40

Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Jake Livermore, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jake Livermore.

79:13

Shot by David Silva from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

75:57

Stefan Savic goes into the referee's book. Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Huddlestone, clearance by Joleon Lescott.

73:41

Foul by Gareth Barry on Jermain Defoe, free kick awarded. Stefan Savic comes on in place of Sergio Aguero. Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Vincent Kompany.

72:28

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Micah Richards.

70:43

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, Gael Clichy makes a clearance.

70:24

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

69:14

Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Sergio Aguero, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Samir Nasri. Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

66:42

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart. Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Younes Kaboul scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Tottenham 1-4 Man City.Rafael Van der Vaart provided the assist for the goal.

65:02

Jake Livermore replaces Luka Modric.

63:30

Shot from just outside the area by Sergio Aguero misses to the right of the target. Micah Richards replaces Pablo Zabaleta.

62:18

Foul by Peter Crouch on Gnegneri Toure Yaya, free kick awarded. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

60:52

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.

59:39

Sergio Aguero fires in a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-4 Man City.Samir Nasri provided the assist for the goal.

56:36

The ball is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance. Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Clichy. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

54:21

Edin Dzeko finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-3 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

53:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

52:55

Headed effort from inside the area by Edin Dzeko misses to the left of the goal.

51:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Tom Huddlestone. Jermain Defoe is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Lennon. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick.

50:54

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

50:45

Luka Modric produces a cross, clearance made by Edin Dzeko.

50:20

Rafael Van der Vaart decides to take a short corner.

48:32

Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

47:53

Peter Crouch is caught offside. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.

47:24 +2.24

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.

47:15 +2.15

David Silva produces a cross, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

47:12

Handball by Peter Crouch. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

46:40 +1.40

Corner taken by Samir Nasri, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

46:01

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

45:08 +0.08

David Silva produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

45:01

Niko Kranjcar leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Huddlestone.

44:13

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

42:31

Benoit Assou-Ekotto concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Zabaleta. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

42:19

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

41:52

Unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by David Silva results in a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, comfortable save by Joe Hart.

40:35

Edin Dzeko scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Tottenham 0-2 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.

39:57

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

39:06

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Peter Crouch misses to the right of the goal.

38:40

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.

37:29

Sergio Aguero has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:02

Handball decision goes against David Silva. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

36:55

The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta, clearance by Michael Dawson.

33:54

Edin Dzeko fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.

31:59

Shot from just outside the box by Gareth Barry misses to the right of the goal.

29:50

Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Caution for Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

27:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sergio Aguero. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

26:03

Close range strike by Gareth Bale goes over the bar.

25:46

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, clearance by Vincent Kompany.

24:41

The referee penalises Sergio Aguero for handball. Booking for Gnegneri Toure Yaya for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

23:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Peter Crouch. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

21:55

Gareth Bale fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Pablo Zabaleta for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

19:27

Foul by Gareth Barry on Rafael Van der Vaart, free kick awarded. Booking for Gareth Barry. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart, save made by Joe Hart. Short corner worked by Rafael Van der Vaart.

17:58

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Vedran Corluka gets a block in.

17:04

David Silva takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save. Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line, Vedran Corluka makes a clearance.

14:47

Sergio Aguero is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.

11:29

Effort from the edge of the box by Edin Dzeko goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Sergio Aguero. Benoit Assou-Ekotto is cautioned. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

8:43

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart. Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart to the near post, clearance made by Edin Dzeko.

7:45

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.

7:09

Luka Modric takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

6:17

David Silva has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Brad Friedel. Shot by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

4:27

Edin Dzeko has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

3:58

Peter Crouch is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.

3:19

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

2:07

Effort from outside the area by Niko Kranjcar goes wide right of the goal.

1:25

Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

0:20

Aaron Lennon produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Formation:4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Brad Friedel
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Michael Dawson
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Luka Modric
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Kyle Walker
  • Jake Livermore

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Match Report

Four-star Dzeko, five-star City Edin Dzeko scored four times as he and debutant Samir Nasri helped Manchester City put Tottenham to the sword with a ruthless display of attacking football that secured a 5-1 win at White Hart Lane. Nasri supplied the crosses for Dzeko to score his first two goals and he also played his part in the run-up to Sergio Aguero's strike, which made it 4-0 with half an hour to go. Younes Kaboul headed home a consolation goal for Tottenham, who included Luka Modric in their line-up, but the afternoon belonged to Dzeko, who clinched his hat-trick by firing in from six yards on the hour before scoring his fourth - a beautiful curling effort - with the last kick of the match. Two years ago Tottenham beat City to fourth place and the London side ran Mancini's men close for the majority of last season, but this result was a clear indication of how much City have progressed over the last 12 months. Described by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp as the best in the world, City outclassed the home side in every department, with Nasri and Dzeko the stars as City emphatically earned the result that maintains their 100% league record. The result puts them top of the Barclays Premier League table - barring similar fireworks from Manchester United against Arsenal - having now scored 12 goals. Dzeko, who was ridiculed for parts of last season, has scored six of them. For all City's dominance, it was Tottenham who started the brighter of the two teams. Aaron Lennon and Niko Kranjcar both came close to breaking the deadlock in the opening few minutes and Joe Hart had to scramble to his left-hand post to prevent Rafael van der Vaart from scoring. Nasri, Aguero and David Silva all looked dangerous on the attack for City though and Dzeko's physical presence as the target man kept Michael Dawson busy in the opening stages. Former Gunner Nasri, whose every touch was booed by the home fans, sounded a warning to the home team when he skipped through the Spurs back line only for Kaboul to put in a crucial tackle. Hart again had to scramble across his line to Van der Vaart on two occasions, but City were growing in confidence and Friedel pulled off a good save to tip Silva's goal-bound shot wide. The game went into a bit of a lull before City opened the scoring in the 34th minute, with Nasri the architect. The Frenchman played a tight one-two with Aguero before floating a ball across the box which Dzeko tapped past Friedel after beating Kaboul to the ball. A block from Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott denied Van der Vaart before Crouch went within inches of equalising. The England striker did well to get on the end of Gareth Bale's flat cross but his diving header sneaked just wide. The towering striker was made to pay for the miss as Nasri raced up the other end and carefully picked out Dzeko at the back post and the former Wolfsburg man arched his back to nod the away side 2-0 up. Silva went close to making it 3-0 in first-half injury time as Spurs ended the half very much on the back foot. Redknapp sought to end City's dominance in midfield by replacing Kranjcar with the hulking figure of Tom Huddlestone and Defoe came on for Lennon soon after, with the England winger looking to have suffered an injury. Dzeko came within inches of completing his first City hat-trick eight minutes after the break when he glanced a header just wide of Friedel's goal. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international made amends almost immediately though when he got on the end of Yaya Toure's cross to rifle in to the roof of Friedel's goal for his sixth goal in four matches. The home side's misery deepened just before the hour when Aguero brushed past Dawson's challenge in the box and clipped the ball over Friedel to make it 4-0. Micah Richards came on for Zabaleta and Redknapp replaced Modric with Jake Livermore, much to the home crowd's disappointment. Hart tipped over a brilliant effort from Jermain Defoe and the home side finally got themselves on the scoresheet from the resulting corner. Kaboul lost Toure in the box and climbed well to head home Van der Vaart's corner to pull one back for Spurs. Redknapp's troubles deepened 17 minutes from time when Van der Vaart walked down the tunnel with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Having used three substitutes, Spurs were forced to play the rest of the match with 10 men. Dzeko was denied a fourth when Friedel saved the 25-year-old's close-range strike but his disappointment was short-lived. The striker notched his final strike in injury time with the pick of the lot - a beautiful curler which beat Friedel at his far post to end a memorable afternoon for City and one to forget for Spurs.

Form Guide

    L
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 10/05/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 14/08/2010
  • Man City
  • 0 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 05/05/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 3 - 0
  • Man City
  • 16/12/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 16/05/2009
  • Man City
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 09/11/2008

Top Scorers

Tottenham

    Man City

    • SL Aguero 2
    • E Dzeko 2
    • DJ Silva 2
    • G Barry 1

    Goals

    Tottenham

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    Man City

      • Total goals 10
      • Goals per game 7
    • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

    possession


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