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Graham Roberts and Micky Hazard react to Tottenham draw

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Graham Roberts and Micky Hazard react to Tottenham draw

Ex-Tottenham players Graham Roberts and Micky Hazard reacted on Twitter after their former side escaped the Etihad Stadium with a 2-2 draw against Manchester City.

Spurs certainly rode their luck as their defence was bombarded at times by the reigning champions, but they picked up a point and were clinical with their few chances.

In-form Raheem Sterling put the hosts in front on 20 minutes with his headed goal, but Erik Lamela quickly responded with an equaliser from outside the box.

Sergio Aguero restored the Manchester City lead before half-time and they had plenty of chances throughout the game to put it out of sight.

But Spurs substitute Lucas Moura headed in from a corner with his first touch in the 56th minute.

There was late controversy in stoppage time, as Gabriel Jesus saw his goal ruled out after a VAR check deemed that defender Aymeric Laporte had committed handball in the corner.

Roberts praised the North London club for grinding out a point and gave special credit to some players.


“Well done second-half holding on. Though Erik Lamela done very well and second-half Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld. [We were] missing Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son as well,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Meanwhile, Hazard admitted on social media that Spurs were second best against Manchester City, but showed their tremendous fight.

“City much the better team on the day but great character from the boys to hang in there and fight back twice.  Great great point against a top top team,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

Spurs were lucky to get out of the Manchester City game with a point, but it’s a real sign of a good team that they can get a result when not at their best.

Lamela and Moura both popped up with vital goals to show the team doesn’t just resolve around Kane, while the defence had to stand firm against an onslaught at the Etihad.

Spurs are going to have much better performances moving forward, but the confidence of earning a point against Manchester City should give them confidence.

They host Newcastle United in their next game and it’s a great opportunity to start the campaign with seven points from nine games.

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