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Last-minute VAR denies City the win against Tottenham

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, Premier League

A last-minute goal from Gabriel Jesus was denied by VAR during the last minute of the game, Man City didn’t get past the draw vs Tottenham.

We thought we were going through a Deja Vu for a moment, VAR denied Man City another last-minute goal against Tottenham on this Premier League Saturday.

This is the only reason the Citizens were denied off a very valuable victory against the Spurs, they truly deserved the three points but Tottenham also played a great match with the limited sources they have.

Any club that faces Manchester City except for Liverpool, knows they have an important handicap to fight when they are playing against Pep Guardiola’s squad.

With this in mind, Mauricio Pochettino knew he would have to keep his players as sharp as possible because they wouldn’t have too many chances to even take shots on goal.

The Citizens started the match well with a goal from Raheem Sterling, the England international scored his goal with a header after a perfect Kevin de Bruyne cross.

The Belgian international has this odd way to find his teammates, he doesn’t even look at them when he is sending the pass.

It is almost as if he had more than two eyes to spot where they are located, he did the same on the second goal for City but we’ll talk about that later.

Tottenham responded to this initial goal from the Citizens quite fast, Erik Lamela scored a long-distance shot that Ederson wasn’t able to save.

Not too soon after that and still during the first half, De Bruyne released another no-look assist to Sergio Aguero for City’s second goal of the evening.

Guardiola’s squad had an overwhelming dominance in the game, they took nearly 20 shots throughout the 90 minutes.

Tottenham Hotspur only took four shots, but they were way more effective than City. After the break, the Spurs got that equalizer early in the second half after Lucas Moura scored a header during a corner kick.

This Brazilian player did it again, he came out in the most crucial moment to score another important goal for the Spurs and he still doesn’t get to start the game.

With this result practically in the bag, Mauricio Pochettino decided to hold his ground regardless of how much the Citizens attempted to score the winning goal.

We were in for a thrilling finish, the fans were starting to get the vibes from last-season’s Champions League quarterfinal return leg.

Nobody imagined how similar this game would be to that one from the European competition, it started getting a bit eerie to a certain extent.

The end of this match was just as emotional and confusing as that one, one of the two clubs was left with a confused face thanks to VAR.

Pep’s argument with Aguero, and VAR drama.

As the minutes kept going by at Etihad Stadium, the fans were incredibly on edge due to the last time these two clubs met in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola decided to give Gabriel Jesus a chance to play in the final minutes, he took out Sergio Aguero and the Argentine didn’t like that decision one bit.

As he approached the bench, ‘Kun’ refused to greet Guardiola and the two of them got in a heated argument.

During those moments in which Pep was distracted with Aguero’s claims, Gabriel Jesus scored the winning goal during the last minute after a corner kick.

Everybody was celebrating the three points at Etihad Stadium, but the referee decided to disallow it after the replay shoed Laporte touching the ball with his hand.

This was exactly as last season in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola couldn’t believe the confusion.

During that moment as the goal was getting disallowed, we could see both Aguero and his manager talking things over and making up for the argument they had.

Tottenham saved a point thanks to VAR, and these two lost points from City might come back to bite them in the ass at the end of the season.

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