Wow, what a game. Manchester City prevailed 4-3 on the night but the aggregate 4-4 draw sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time as City’s misery in Europe continued.
Raheem Sterling was a menace after opening the scoring, but it was 2-2 after 10 minutes as this encounter snap, crackled and popped from the off.
Fernando Llorente’s late goal proved decisive as did a late VAR decision that denied Sterling his hat-trick.
Here, we rate the City players:
Ederson: Should have done better for Son’s first goal and was helpless to Spurs’ decisive third. 6
Kyle Walker: Had a tough time against a rampant Son in the first half but regained his composure. 6
Vincent Kompany: The pick of City’s defenders, exuding calm authority amid plenty of chaos. 7
Aymeric Laporte: Made mistakes in the build up to both of Spurs’ early goals. 5
Benjamin Mendy: More restrained than usual but made some good runs. 6
Ilkay Gundogan: Pushed City forward but did not offer much protection defensively. 6
David Silva: Out of form in recent weeks and again struggled to make a telling impact. 6
Kevin De Bruyne: Controlled large spells of the game with his dynamic runs and inch-perfect through balls. 9
Bernardo Silva: A typically energetic and hard-working performance from the tricky playmaker, who had Danny Rose on toast. 7
Raheem Sterling: Maintained his recent form with two more goals in another excellent all-round display and was cruelly denied what would have been a dramatic winner. 8
Sergio Aguero: City’s cutting edge who put them ahead in the second half with a thunderbolt of a shot. 7
Fernandinho (for D. Silva 63): Great tackle and contributed in attack as City went all out for the winning goal, sat centrally and dictated play. 6
Leroy Sane (for Mendy 84): A case of too late, too late from Guardiola as he had little time to threaten in a breathless finale. N/A
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