Edin Dzeko may dislike his ‘super-sub’ tag, but the Bosnian forward is going
to have to get used to it if he continues to rescue Manchester
City from the bench as he did against Tottenham.
Facing two dropped points on home turf, Dzeko claimed his seventh goal of the
season – his sixth as a substitute – to turn one point into three with an
88th minute winner at the Etihad Stadium.
Having trailed 1-0 for more than 40 minutes following Steven Caulker’s headed
opener for Spurs, City looked set to lose their 34-game unbeaten home league
But Sergio Aguero’s equaliser and Dzeko’s volleyed winner secured the points
and kept City with touching distance of leaders Manchester United.
After the drama of last season’s clash between these two at the Etihad, when
Mario Balotelli’s injury-time winner came seconds after Spurs had missed a
chance to win it themselves, a repeat of such an eventful 90 minutes
appeared a tall order.