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Nigeria’s teenage sensation, Kelechi Iheanacho, came off the bench to score Manchester City’s equaliser but it was not enough to save the Eastlanders from going down 2-1 to their visitors, Tottenham in an English Premier League fixture on Sunday.
A controversial Harry Kane penalty sent Spurs ahead early in the second period, but the home side levelled in the 74th minute when Iheanacho converted from close range.
Gael Clichy set off down the left before finding Iheanacho, who expertly finished into the top corner to level the game at 1-1. But nine minutes later, Christian Eriksen won it for Spurs.
Man City looked like the second best team for a long period of the match but they looked more coordinated in attack when Iheanacho was introduced. The 19-year-old now has three EPL goals and nine in all competitions this season.
The result has seen Spurs move above Arsenal, who beat leaders Leicester City earlier Sunday afternoon, into second, while Man City remain fourth, just six points above Manchester United in the race for the Champions League.
The big news in the Man City team was the return of skipper Vincent Kompany, who has struggled to shake off a calf problem over the last three months. David Silva and Raheem
Sterling, meanwhile, also returned to the team.
As for Spurs, head coach Mauricio Pochettino made four changes, with Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose returning to the team as the Argentine shuffled his pack at the Etihad.
It was the visitors that made the brighter start in terms of ball possession, but Man City had the first half-chance of the match inside 10 minutes. It came for Sergio Aguero, but the striker, who loves playing against Spurs, fired over the crossbar from inside the box.
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