Son’s Miss Douses Arsenal’s Title Hopes

For the first time in their history, Arsenal fans were in local rivals Tottenham Hotspur’s corner as Manchester City came to town for their penultimate match in the 2023-24 Premier League season on Tuesday (May 14). It started well for the Lilywhites, but Pep Guardiola’s relentless Manchester City eventually found a way to break them. The inevitable Erling Haaland struck twice in the second half to fire Manchester City to a potentially decisive 2-0 victory, putting them two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League rankings. City’s win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was also massive for Aston Villa. It ensured that they would finish fourth in the Premier League this season and qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.

A Bright Start For Tottenham Hotspur

Most Tottenham Hotspur fans inside the stadium were fine with a defeat on Tuesday, as it would deny Arsenal a shot at the title. Ange Postecoglou’s men, however, were in no mood to roll over. They started brightly and tested Ederson just six minutes into the game. Receiving the ball from Brennan Johnson, Rodrigo Bentacur took a couple of touches to set himself up before firing at goal. The Manchester City goalkeeper reacted sharply and palmed it behind for a corner.

In the 17th minute, Heung-min Son, Bentacur, and Pape Sarr combined to carve out bit of shooting space for Johnson. The young striker went for a low drive, but Josko Gvardiol was there to block it. Just past the half hour mark, Johnson had another go, trying to sneak a low shot into the back of the net. Ederson, however, read his intentions and deflected it behind for a corner.

Manchester City also had their chances, the best of which came in the 45th minute. Phil Foden drilled a cross toward Haaland in the middle, but the striker’s attempt struck Micky van de Ven’s leg. Bernardo Silva came barging in to put away the rebound, but Radu Dragusin produced another superb block to…


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Author : Sushan Chakraborty

Publish date : 2024-05-15 05:38:20

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