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.