Man City scored for the first time at Tottenham in 5 years

Man City got their first victory, thanks to the first goal at Tottenham’s new stadium in 5 years. However, it was a controversial goal.

According to statistics since Tottenham inaugurated the new stadium in 2019, this is the first time a Man City player scored in London to bring victory to “The Citizens”. Ake is Man City’s “hero” with the only goal that helped the home team advance to the 5th round of the FA Cup.

However, that goal appeared in a controversial way. In the 88th minute, from De Bruyne’s corner kick, Man City midfielder Ruben Dias, participating in the attack, got into an uncomfortable dispute, leaving goalkeeper Vicario unable to punch the ball to relieve the danger. Another Man City midfielder, Nathan Ake, quickly put the ball into the net at close range.

Many people believe that it was a foul by Dias on goalkeeper Vicario. The Tottenham goalkeeper himself reacted fiercely to referee Paul Tierney’s decision and received a yellow card. VAR checked but still agreed with the referee.

The Daily Mail has recorded many comments from Tottenham fans on social networks expressing frustration. “That was a complete foul on Guglielmo Vicario,” one fan commented. “He would have definitely caught that ball if Dias hadn’t stopped it,” another fan fumed.

Previously, in the match between Liverpool and Man City, in round 13 of the English Premier League, a similar situation occurred. Defender Akanji jumped up to compete, causing goalkeeper Alisson to miss the ball before Ruben Dias scored into an empty net. However, the referee then penalized Akanji’s foul and did not recognize Dias’s goal, contrary to the situation last night.

For his part, Tottenham coach Ange Postecolglou also spoke out about that situation. He said: “I think the decision has been made and we have to accept it. They are a top team and make it difficult for us. This is a difficult test for us. The whole team remains steadfast with The direction we have chosen, nothing makes us change.”