Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur score: VAR erases late goal in dramatic draw
Gabriel Jesus had the winner, then he didn't, as Spurs pick up a big point against City
Manchester City and Tottenham played to a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Etihad in the game of the week in the Premier League with VAR taking center stage once again. Tottenham came back from deficits twice, but it looked like City had won it in added time with Gabriel Jesus finding the net. VAR disallowed the goal due to a handball as each team settled for a point.
Here's what to know and see from the match.
Just as fun as we could have expected
Lots of chances, lots of goals. That's exactly what we got from these two. City went up on a fine Raheem Sterling header just 20 minutes in, but Erik Lamela leveled it shortly after with a chance from outside the box where Ederson was out of position.
But City quickly regained the through this lovely finish from Sergio Aguero off a great ball from Kevin De Bruyne in front of goal:
Super sub Lucas Moura got the equalizer for Spurs early in the second half with his first touch of the game. The short Brazilian jumped up and headed home with golazo:
And that was all she wrote when it came to goals ... that were allowed.
New VAR rules marks the difference
Gabriel Jesus produced a fantastic finish in added time, but it was reviewed and disallowed by VAR for a handball. Take a look as the ball hits Aymeric Laporte's arm before it falls to Jesus.
Last season, that would have stood, but now due to the rule change where an unintentional handball that goes into the goal or creates a goal isn't allowed, it was called off.
Aguero-Guardiola feud a real issue brewing?
Aguero was taken off in the second half for Gabriel Jesus, and as he left the pitch he got into it with Pep Guardiola. Take a look:
At first, it seemed like something quite serious. Perhaps Aguero felt he should stay on because he scored a goal and felt confident in delivering another. But as Gabriel Jesus's disallowed goal was initially being celebrated by City, the two hugged it out and appeared to have made up. The last thing City needs is a distraction after dropping points, and it seems as if it's water under the bridge and the two can move on. The next time Aguero comes off with the game level, let's see how he reacts.
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