Steven Mcinerney reacts to Manchester City’s infuriating 3-all draw with Tottenham

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reacts to Manchester City’s infuriating 3-all draw with Tottenham. The game was an exciting contest between two teams who play attractive football. At the final whistle, there were several talking points as City drew for the third consecutive Premier League game.

Referee Simon Hooper became a talking point at the final whistle. His decision to call the play back after Jack Grealish was played in on goal by Erling Haaland late in proceedings was baffling. It sparked furious scenes from Haaland and other City players post-game. City’s number 9 may face action from the FA for a social media post following the game. Hooper’s decision joins a long list of controversial referee/VAR decisions so far this season.

City’s inability to hold onto a lead or put away their chances was another source of frustration on the night. After falling behind in the 5th minute to a goal from Son-Heung Min the champions seized control of the first half to go in with a 2-1 lead. In truth, Pep Guardiola’s side should have been out of sight at halftime. They twice hit the woodwork through Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez. Erling Haaland also missed two simple chances and Spurs made City pay in the second half.

The manner in which the treble winners are conceding goals has become an issue. Tottenham scored three well-worked goals as the City defence was again leaky. Pep Guardiola’s sides midfield was again bypassed by Ange Postecoglu’s team which has become an issue of late. It was on show against RB Leipzig and again last night. Manchester City do have midfield reinforcements due to return soon so help is on the way.

Steven Mcinerney looks at all of this and more after a frustrating night at the Etihad in the video below.

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