Manchester City closed the gap on league leaders Arsenal to five points after recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 against Tottenham Hotspur, who have now lost all five games against sides above them in the Premier League (PL) table.
Antonio Conte’s men had offered very little going forward, as Son Heung-Min forced Ederson into a first, albeit comfortable save of the match to keep out his header from an enticing Ben Davies cross.
City had only won one of their previous 54 PL games after trailing by more than two goals at HT, but managed to wipe out Tottenham’s lead with two goals in the space of three second-half minutes.
Riyad Mahrez was the instigator, as his cross created havoc in the area, and Álvarez rifled home the loose ball.
Rodri then provided a sumptuous ball towards Mahrez, who headed the ball onto Haaland to end his two-game goal drought in the league and level the scores.
A fourth City goal sweetened the deal in the closing stages courtesy of the magnificent Mahrez, who ruthlessly punished Clément Lenglet’s indecisiveness in defense and provided a beautiful dinked finish over Lloris.