The Premier League title race has been blown wide open after a Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham Hotspur claimed a 3-2 victory over leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Kane, who was a major transfer target for City last summer, struck twice in the match, including a 95th-minute winner to hand Spurs a memorable victory and inflict City’s first league defeat since October.
It was a match that had everything, with Spurs taking the lead inside the opening four minutes thanks to Dejan Kulusevski’s first goal for the club, only for Ilkay Gundogan to draw City level before the break.
Spurs restored their advantage just before the hour mark through Kane, and the England captain thought he had a second soon after, only for VAR to rule the goal out for an offside against Kulusevski.
That appeared to be a turning point in the match, as City were awarded a penalty two minutes into stoppage time after VAR adjudged Cristian Romero handled a Bernardo Silva cross, with substitute Riyad Mahrez converting the spot kick.
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However, Spurs and Kane had the last laugh, as the 28-year-old headed home Kulusevski’s cross to deliver the decisive blow that not only boosts Spurs’ top-four hopes, but also casts doubt over City’s chances of defending their title.
City (1/5 Premier League Outright) are now just six points ahead of Liverpool (7/2) in the standings after the Reds, who also have a game in hand on their title rivals, came from behind to beat Norwich City 3-1 at Anfield in one of the day’s 15:00 kick offs.
Chelsea were also winners, although they needed an 89th-minute goal from Hakim Ziyech to claim a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
There were also notable wins at the bottom end of the table for Burnley (11/8 to stay up), who stunned Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 at The Amex, and Watford (5/2), who won for the first time under Roy Hodgson, claiming a 1-0 success at Aston Villa.
Southampton and Arsenal were also triumphant, the Saints seeing off a toothless Everton at St Mary’s 2-0, while the Gunners added to Brentford’s woes with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates.
In the early kick off, West Ham United and Newcastle United shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.
There are also two matches to look forward to in the Premier League on Sunday, with the early kick off seeing old rivals Leeds United and Manchester United lock horns at Elland Road (Leeds 16/5, Draw 3/1.Man United 17/20 – Match Betting), while that match will be followed by European hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers’ home clash with Leicester City (Wolves 5/4, Draw 12/5, Leicester 12/5 – Match Betting).
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