Manchester City are out of the Champions League after Raheem Sterling’s late winner was disallowed by VAR.
A remarkable game of football with 5 goals in the first 21 mins sees Spurs go through on away goals in modern classic.
|How extraordinary first half unfolded|
|Three minutes 51 seconds: Raheem Sterling makes it 1-1 on aggregate|
|6:52: Son Heung-min’s shot squirms past Ederson|
|9:02: Son curls into the far corner to put Spurs 3-1 up on aggregate|
|10:43: Bernardo Silva’s deflected effort finds the net for City|
|20:32: Sterling meets Kevin de Bruyne’s cross to make it 3-3 overall|
Aguero blasted the ball home in the second half to put the home side in the commanding seat but then a controversial Fernando Llorente goal, which appeared to strike the Spaniard’s, meant City needed to score again to go qualify.
Cut to the last minutes of the game as City pushed for a crucial late winner. Aguero played the ball to Sterling who did incredibly well to avoid a tackle and put the ball past the keeper and into the net, sending the Etihad into delirium.
The celebrations were quickly cut short as the goal went to VAR review and was disallowed for offside on Aguero.
The final whistle followed shortly after meaning, Spurs held on to a historic victory and end the quadruple dreams for City in the most anguishing of fashion.
Fans were quick to blast Var as shown below:I
VAR is too inconsistent! Llorentes hand helps it on to his knee, Agueros offside helped it into a goal, you can’t follow the rules for some decisions and not others #mcfc10:06 PM – Apr 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Dan Cooper’s other TweetsS
Absolutely gutted.Var seen that it wasn’t to be our day. Well done to tottenham, they’re a very good side. Now we must focus our attentions on retaining our premier league crown #mcfc10:08 PM – Apr 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Hey Jude’s other Tweets
At the Interview after the game Spurs Manager had this to say:
“Unbelievable. I am so happy, so proud of my players – they are heroes – and so happy for our fans. And now we have to come here again on Saturday! That is why we love football – anything can happen. We showed great personality; to score three goals here is not easy. I would like to congratulate Manchester City, who were fantastic, but I think our effort was massive too.
Man City Manager Pep also had a few words:
“We scored a goal and VAR made the rest. [Was it the right decision? We’re talking inches here] The inches was the handball. That was inches. Our goal was offside, and that’s cruel. It is what it is. Llorente’s goal was a handball. Maybe the referee didn’t see the right image; from another angle, it’s a handball.
“The first half was not normal. In the second half, we created a lot of chances. They are a strong team and unfortunately, we are not in the next stage. [The quadruple’s gone, Pep?] Yeah, it’s gone.”