Spurs were ultimately sunk by Edin Dzeko’s late intervention yesterday but the game had changed after Sergio Aguero’s second half equaliser. From that moment onwards, we were so firmly on the back foot that a City winner had seemed inevitable for some time.

After the match, Andre Villas-Boas conceded that the shift in momentum had come after City’s equaliser.

“We looked sharp in the first half and defensively we played well. We could have done a little more with the ball but we improved that in the second half and at the moment we were finding gaps and spaces, that’s when we conceded. That put us on the back foot,” AVB said.

“That goal was important because we were looking comfortable with the ball and it gave them the extra impetus to attack us.

“We tried to adapt and hold onto the result but we couldn’t in the end. I look back at the game and certainly making it 1-1 was key for them.”

The defeat sees us drop to seventh and with no midweek fixture, it’s the North London Derby next on Saturday lunchtime.

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  1. That goal was important because we were looking comfortable with the ball and it gave them the extra impetus to attack us.

    Utter bollocks we were rubbish as per usual. We have had one decent half this season and that was at OT. Even the games we have scraped a win we have not played well. We have gone backwards and why Chubblestone ids still here beggars belife. If we finish in the top six I will eat my panties, if we finish outside the top six you boys can eat the contents of my pantiesHHXX

  2. I JUST CAN`T WORK THIS GUY AVB OUT WHY DOES HE KEEP INSISTING ON PICKING A WEAK TEAM DEMPSEY INSTEAD OF DEFOE NAUGHTON INSTEAD OF DAWSON WITH LENNON AND BALE THE MOST INCONSISTANT PAIR OF WINGERS YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO FIND IN THE PREMIERSHIP , OUR STRONGEST TEAM AVAILIABLE ON SATURDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN LLORIS / FREIDIEL WALKER DAWSON GALLAS CAULKER VERTONGHEN LENNON SANDRO CARROLL BALE DEFOE

  3. I’m afraid the ‘tactician’ has been outdone by other ‘better tacticians’ all season, barring that first half at OT. Yesterday and after the Chelsea game he raved about exceptional skill of the opposation, or to convert into simple english, we weren’t as good as them and our players arent good enough. I actually think that AVB is a fake and no matter what the result against the gooners is he will be found out eventually. Bad, bad decision to employ him Mr Levy.

  4. Uhh. AVB – tactical genius I don’t think so. Playing 2 deep midfielders, 2 wingers and Dempsey means no Spurs player in the middle of the park. So Man City, like many other teams can just come at us as we essentially ceded the midfield. Right now Dempsey and even Lennon need to be dropped. Hudd’s role needs to be looked at, and if Dembele is not around then maybe Carroll should play. Dembele is the real big missing link for us – as he can take the ball out into midfield. And why on earth Dempsey still plays. I read somewhere he is really hard working etc in training, but on the field it just is not working.

  5. blame the fans, its them that wanted harry out and avb in so badly. Tried to warn you all this bloke was a clown and so it comes to pass. Give him the season then get rid and hope a decent manager comes up to replace him.

    • Oh please f*ck off Jim u hand job.

      We are pretty light at the back and woefully short in midfield. What other choice does AVB have? –

      We are a LOT weaker than last year, as its easy to forget the quality of suqad that Redcrap had -The majority of which was built forhim by camolli/jol aswell!!

      Rafa, Modders, Parker, Kaboul, Ekotto, Bassing, Giovanni Dos Santos, Niko the Crank, Super (ish) Pav, as well as at the time a fit David Bentley,.

      Apart from the obvious 2 golden boys (rafa n modders) and his family member parker, the others barely got a look-in or couldnt get a break under HR who couldnt spell rotation!! –

      AVB would be smashin it if we still had this squad, and if he wasn’t, at least he could be judged fairly!!! –

      You obviously werent around in the 80s & 90s! – Keep the Faith!!! COYS

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