Man City 2 Tottenham 1: Villas-Boas satisfied with Spurs display

Man City 2 Tottenham 1: Andre Villas-Boas insists he was satisfied with his side's display despite defeat at the Etihad

Man City
2
Tottenham
1

Andre Villas-Boas insisted he was satisfied with Tottenham’s display, despite seeing his side beaten at Manchester City.

The visitors took a first-half lead when Steven Caulker rose above the City defence and directed a powerful header at Joe Hart, with the England goalkeeper diverting the ball into his own net.

However, Mancini’s men responded after the interval, and Sergio Aguero combined with substitute Edin Dzeko to level before the former Wolfsburg striker latched onto David Silva’s pass and fired past Brad Friedel to secure a win which keep them within three points of leaders Manchester United.

“They kept on going and put everything to try and get the result in the last minute,” said Villas-Boas. “We looked good in the first half and didn’t deserve to concede for the game to go 1-1.

“We were playing well and they scored from the counter-attack and it gave them the lift and that was the key moment for them.

“They gained extra motivation and it lifted the stadium up and attack after attack it was difficult to hold on. It was down to the individual quality they have.

“We wanted to avoid 1-1. After 1-1 you have to be very careful. When Mancini went three at the back, we had to adapt in a certain way. We still had a couple of opportunities but around the 60th minute was a key moment, we conceded and it was difficult after that.

“The injury to Kyle Walker also did not help because we had to adapt quickly.”

Gossip
Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry (Photo: Cosmin Iftode / depositphotos.com) Munich forward Serge Gnabry (Photo: )
'He's not on the list': Fabrizio Romano says Arsenal not trying to sign Serge Gnabry
Gossip
Matthijs De Ligt
Reporter: Chelsea FC 'making progress' in talks to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Man United pushing to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, says Fabrizio Romano
Gossip
Thomas Tuchel
Sky Sports Reporter: Chelsea FC face FC Barcelona competition for 25-year-old
Gossip
Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea FC considering move to sign Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo - report
Gossip
Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry (Photo: Cosmin Iftode / depositphotos.com) Munich forward Serge Gnabry (Photo: )
'He's not on the list': Fabrizio Romano says Arsenal not trying to sign Serge Gnabry
Gossip
Matthijs De Ligt
Reporter: Chelsea FC 'making progress' in talks to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Man United pushing to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, says Fabrizio Romano
Gossip
Thomas Tuchel
Sky Sports Reporter: Chelsea FC face FC Barcelona competition for 25-year-old
Gossip
Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea FC considering move to sign Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo - report
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature