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Spurs v Man City (PL2), 16.08.19
Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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       Premier League 2, 2019-20
    White Hart Lane, Tottenham, N17
     Friday 16th August 2019, 7pm

          SPURS    v   MAN CITY
       (White/Blue)  (All Black)
         4-1-4-1        4-2-3-1

           3(2)           1(0)

   Brandon Austin  1  Gavin Bazunu
      Tariq Hinds  2  Alpha Dionkou
     Harvey White  3  Joel Latibeaudiere
     Jamie Bowden  4  Taylor Harwood-Bellis
    Timothy Eyoma  5  Jeremie Frimpong
Japhat Tanganga(C) 6  Tommy Doyle(C)
  Dilan Markanday  7  Ben Knight
    Paris Maghoma  8  Adrian Bernabe
     Troy Parrott  9  Nabili Zoubdi Touaizi
    Oakley-Boothe 10  Morgan Rogers
    Shilow Tracey 11  Jayen Braaf

    Jubil Okedina 12  Nathaniel Ogbeta
 Joshua Oluwayemi 13  Louie Moulden
 Armando Shashoua 14  Yeboah Amankwah
     Lyons-Foster 15  Fisayo Dele-Bashiru
        (2)76Mins     (7)55Mins
   Rodel Richards 16  Keke Simmonds 

Parrott 36,54(pen)  Touaizi 82
Maghoma 45+1

                      Touaizi 85(Foul)
                      Frimpong 87(Foul)

    Wayne Burnett     Paul Harsley

Attendance: 5731

Ref: Matthew Russell
Assistants: Martyn Holmes & Gary Jerden
Fourth Official: Jack Oxenham

It was a damp evening for the first home game of the season which was also the first at (New) White Hart Lane for the development side. A good crowd turned up for the game as well which gave some atmosphere for the game against Manchester City. Spurs beat them 2-0 last season at Stevenage as they fought to remain in the top flight. Spurs have made a great start to the new season with a 4-0 win away to Liverpool that included two goals for Kazaiah Sterling before he went out on loan to Doncaster Rovers for the rest of the season. City lost 4-3 to a last minute goal against Southampton in their opening game.

Spurs lined up with Austin in goal behind Eyoma and Tanganga with Hinds at right back and White on the left. Bowden anchored the midfield with Maghoma and Oakley-Boothe ahead of him. They were flanked by Markanday on the right and Tracey on the left in support of Parrott up front.

Spurs attacked the Paxton Road (North) end in the first half with both sides playing passing football but with few chances created. Markanday played in Oakley-Boothe for a chance that was saved by the keeper's legs. Markanday played the ball in to Parrott who had space to turn and hit his shot into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. Spurs doubled their lead in added time when Maghoma sent Tracey away down the left and run onto his pull back to curl the ball into the top right corner from outside the area.

There were no changes for the start of the second half which saw Spurs push on and Parrott had an effort hit the inside of the far post. White had a free kick to the right of goal which he curled into the near post that was tipped away for a corner by Bazunu. Tracey drove into the area on the left to win a penalty when caught by Dionkou. Parrott stepped up to place his kick into the top left corner for his second.

Parrott's opportunity to complete his hat-trick ended when he limped off on the hour to be replaced by Richards. Benabe had a chance for City but his effort was deflected wide for a corner. Tracey fired wide before Maghoma played in Markanday who blazed wide.

Touaizi headed wide from a corner before Markanday played in Richards to fire over. Dele-Bashiru got through but hit his effort over before Spurs made their second change. Lyons-Foster replaced Hinds who looked as if he had cramp.

Spurs looked content to play the ball around but a mistake between the two centre-backs allowed Touaizi in to pull a goal back for the visitors. Spurs made their last change taking off Bowden for Okedina who went to right back with Lyons-Foster switching to the other side and White taking the anchor roll. Touaizi blotted his copybook by getting booked for a foul from behind. He was followed into the ref's book by Frimpong who fouled Markandy. The Spurs wideman made a break down the right and came inside looking for a shot with the City defender looking like the last man. White took the free kick which Bazunu again tipped round his left post to keep the score at 3-1 at the final whistle.

This was a good performance by Spurs which sees them top the table after two games with a healthy goal difference. Hopefully they can build on this with the visit of Derby County to Hotspur Way next Friday. Derby did the double over Spurs last season so this will be a big test.


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