Tottenham Beats Man City 1-0 in First Leg of UCL Quarter-Finals

Eric Dier of Tottenham, last year. Photo by TGSPhoto/REX/Shutterstock (10019158ap)

Tottenham’s first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals was a rollercoaster of emotions that ended in happiness.

Spurs took a slight 1-0 advantage in the first leg of their matchup against English giants Manchester City. The Premier League rivals played a tight game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that was back and forth for most of the 90 minutes.

Things, however, didn’t look so good for Spurs and coach Mauricio Pochettino in the first half of the game.

In the 12th minute of the game, VAR assistant referee Bjorn Kuipers awarded a penalty to Man City after a controversial handball was whistled in the box.

After the ball struck Danny Rose, the two teams were kept in suspense for a few minutes while the play was reviewed. Nonetheless, Man City striker Sergio Aguero’s strike was saved by Hugo Lloris, keeping the game at 0-0.

Tottenham finally broke through in what was a more positive second half for them.

In the 78th minute, Son Heung-min fired a strike through Ederson’s legs to give Spurs a 1-0 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

Now, the draw moves back to Etihad Stadium next week, where Tottenham will look to pull off a shocking upset and keep Man City from moving on to the competition’s semifinals.