Tottenham Hotspur FC made it five matches unbeaten with a 3-2 victory at Manchester City FC tonight.
The north London club had to come from behind for victory after Steve Howey put City in front. However, one negative for Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle was the 85th-minute dismissal of Christian Ziege for two yellow cards.
City on top
Howey opened the scoring when he met Kevin Horlock’s free-kick in the 29th minute, and it was no more than the home side deserved after some enterprising attacking play. The lead lasted barely ten minutes though, and was cancelled out when Chris Perry headed in from Ziege’s corner.
Three headed goals
City’s defensive frailties were again exposed three minutes after the break. This time, Robbie Keane was the provider and the headed finish was supplied by Wales midfield player Simon Davies. The victory was assured seven minutes from time courtesy of substitute Gustavo Poyet, who made it three headed goals for the visitors when he converted from another Ziege corner.
Ziege turned from hero to villain though, two minutes later. After already being booked once for kicking the ball away, he then repeated the act to earn another caution from referee Jeff Winter. The three points mean seventh-placed Spurs are eight points behind leaders Arsenal FC after 19 games of the Premiership season.
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