Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw

Agencies | 2017-01-22 11:16

Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw

Manchester City's Leroy Sane, right chests the ball past Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as he scores the opening goal of the match during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England on Jan 21, 2017. [Photo/IC]


After uncharacteristic blunders by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gifted City two goals at the start of the second half, Tottenham rediscovered the attacking threat missing in the first period.

Lloris resembled City counterpart Claudio Bravo, who for once wasn't the goalkeeper committing the mistakes.

Lloris raced off his line when Kevin De Bruyne sent a ball high over the Tottenham defense and went for a diving header to clear, rather than trying to make a save. The header went straight to Leroy Sane, who then had clear sight of goal to put City in front.

If that looked bad for Lloris, the next goal was even more mortifying for the captain. Lloris dived to gather Raheem Sterling's cross but he allowed the ball to slip through his fingers and De Bruyne was there to capitalize with a simple finish.

City's two-goal cushion only lasted until the 58th minute when Kyle Walker whipped in a cross from the right and Dele Alli headed in his 11th goal of the season.

City manager Pep Guardiola was left infuriated with the referee for not awarding a penalty when Sterling was pushed by defender Kyle Walker as he shot. Then Tottenham went up the other end to equalizer, with Son Heung-min set up by Harry Kane to clinch the point that moved the north London club a point ahead of third-place Liverpool.

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