The second leg of Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter-final is a game that will live long in the memory.
The pulsating game saw five goals scored in the first 21 minutes, with Pep Guardiola’s side running out eventual winners, but Tottenham advancing to the semi-finals on away goals (4-4 on aggregate).
The game had everything, with VAR once again taking centre stage.
City will feel hard done by having dominated in the second half, with Tottenham spending a lot of time in their own half defending.
There were very few chances for Spurs to move up the pitch as the hosts instigated an onslaught, and nothing summed up the nature of the game better than what Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama did when he picked up the ball in the 92nd minute.
Upon realising he had nobody ahead of him, the Kenyan dynamo hilariously toe-punted the ball out for a throw in to try and get his team up the pitch.
On second viewing, it appears Wanyama could maybe have passed short to Heung-min Son or Fernando Llorente or perhaps even switched to Christian Eriksen, but the 27-year-old unapologetically did what he did and fans loved it:
Is this ‘clearance’ from Wanyama anyone else’s highlight of the season? pic.twitter.com/rPkHFEkWLd
— Chris Ellis (@chrisellis87) 18 April 2019
— Harry Stott (@hazlan309) 18 April 2019
I watched this with a considerable amount of gin in me, and went “what the hell was that?!”
— Emmanuel❣️ (@em_umoh) 18 April 2019
If in doubt…
— James Hardie (@jameshardie22) 18 April 2019
— Ace (@AsaH_90) 18 April 2019
Thing of beauty
— Buddybets (@Buddy04983204) 18 April 2019
Still fascinated by Victor Wanyama’s 92nd-minute left-foot toe-punt into semi-oblivion: the greatest Anywhere Will Do moment in modern football history?
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) 18 April 2019
It was superb, Christian Eriksen could learn a thing or two from that
— Stephen Sibbald (@SSibbald9) 18 April 2019
He actually looked up and saw Eriksen almost through and yet chose to kick it like there was no tomorrow.
— Aniket Sawant (@sawant_MUFC) 18 April 2019
WHY AREN’T PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS ENOUGH?
— Murray Burnell (@Murray_Burnell) 18 April 2019
Outstanding eh. Great tackle then Have it
— Andrew Grant (@andygrantos) 18 April 2019