Ange Postecoglou aims fury at Tottenham star after Man City punish mistake

The manager of Tottenham, Ange Postecoglou, lost all control of his ire towards Brennan Johnson following Manchester City’s second goal in the thrilling 3-3 draw on Sunday.

In the 31st minute, Phil Foden gave City a 2-1 lead over Tottenham following some outstanding play by Pep Guardiola’s team. Josko Gvardiol outran Johnson on the edge of the box, causing Erling Haaland to mishandle the ball and then play it to Jeremy Doku.

The Argentinean striker, Julian Alvarez, was able to square the ball to Foden for the easiest of finishes after the winger found him in the box. Johnson’s decision to give Gvardiol possession in such a risky area of the field incensed Postecoglou.

The Spurs manager was observed expressing his annoyance towards Johnson following Foden’s goal.Roy Keane thinks Tottenham’s defense was “all over the place” for Foden’s goal and needs to get better if they want to contend for trophies this year.

Spurs’ season got off to a fantastic start. They were leading the race for the title, and in August, September, and October, Postecoglou—who joined from Celtic during the summer—was recognized as the Premier League’s Manager of the Month. But things have turned around for them.

Tottenham trailed Premier League leaders Arsenal by seven points going into Sunday’s game after losses to Chelsea, Wolves, and Aston Villa. Son Heung-min gave them the lead against City with his goal, but three minutes later he scored an own goal.

At the half, Keane said to Sky Sports, “I bet Foden can’t believe he can! Spurs could be seen everywhere. Foden, Alvarez, as straightforward as you like. Amazing work by the Spurs. You lose to teams that are much better than you. Spurs do, however, have one or two more goals. Crazy game.

Brennan Johnson was beaten to the ball by Josko Gvardiol in the build up to Manchester City's second goal
Brennan Johnson was beaten to the ball by Josko Gvardiol in the build up to Manchester City’s second goal (  Image:  Sky Sports)

In the first half, Keane conceded, City was also “vulnerable at the back”. When Son was put through on goal by Dejan Kulusevski during a counterattack, Tottenham capitalized on that weakness. The ball was then squeezed past Ederson by the South Korean.

“I said it’s going to be fun and it’s just begun!”Commentary was made by Gary Neville. What a retaliation. The seasoned man, his son, simply takes it away from him. He has regained both his speed and his goal-scoring ability. Spurs supporters are having a great time.”

However, Son’s attempt to block Alvarez’s free kick resulted in a leg sticking out, cutting Tottenham’s lead to just 137 seconds. Says Micah Richards: “What a roller coaster of a game. A little too naive when it comes to the free kick—first of all, it’s really high—and Son just sticks out his leg, which is extremely lucky.”

Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso equalized in the 69th minute with a wonderful low shot on the edge of the box, but City quickly restored their lead.Haaland’s low cross into the area was met with a header by Jack Grealish to tie the score at three.

Just when it seemed the contest was over, Kulusevski scored a 90th-minute header to secure a point for Tottenham. The result leaves City third in the Premier League – three points behind leaders Arsenal – while Spurs have jumped up to fifth in the table.


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