Man City 2 – 1 Tottenham
Edin Dzeko fired home a classy 88th minute volley to confirm the three points for City and his status as Mancini’s super-sub.
I’m going to give the MOTM award to Sandro, for the second time this season, as the Brazilian put in a tenacious performance to stifle the creative sparks of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez.
He didn’t deserve to be on the losing side as he won 100% of both his ground and aerial duels.
He also made three clearances and demonstrated his defensive attributes by making a match best of seven interceptions, more than any other player in the EPL this weekend. This is a significant stat because Spurs have focused on the counter-attack under Villas Boas, and the Brazilian’s ability to win back possession in the middle of the park is a vital factor in their approach.
Man of the Match – Sandro
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