In a dramatic finish at Etihad Stadium, Harry Kane’s stoppage-time goal earned Tottenham a surprise victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City.
When Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty awarded after a VAR review, City believed they had saved a point, but there was another surprise in store, and Kane, predictably, gave it.
Spurs striker Harry Kane, who City attempted to buy in the summer, went highest to nod home Dejan Kulusevski’s cross in the 95th minute, eliciting loud celebrations from the away fans. Spurs had already been pegged back twice in the contest, with City running out of time to secure a third equalizer.
Son Heun-min avoided the offside trap and squared the ball for Kulusevski to score in his maiden start for the club after only four minutes.
When Hugo Lloris spilled Raheem Sterling’s cross, Ilkay Gundogan pounced to turn in the loose ball, City equalized, but they were unable to convert their possession into goals.
Spurs continued to threaten on the break in the second half, and on the hour mark, Kane completed a move he had begun by racing onto Son’s cross and firing past Ederson from close range. Kane was denied once more by Ederson, and another strike was ruled out for offside, but City appeared to have the final say when they were awarded a penalty at the end of the 90 minutes.
After a VAR review, referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot for a handball by Cristian Romero, and it appeared like Mahrez had saved a point.
Kane, on the other hand, had other ideas, and his winner reduces City’s lead over Liverpool, who have a game in hand, to six points.