Lloris, Son give Spurs lead over Man City (video)
- VAR gives Aguero penalty, saved by Lloris
- Kane injured in clash with Delph (video)
- Son drills 78th minute goal
With Harry Kane injured, Heung-min Son delivered the goods for Spurs in a 1-0 first leg defeat of Manchester City in a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The win came with a price tag: Harry Kane limped off the pitch with another ankle injury.
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Dele Alli flashed over goal in the 8th minute when Moussa Sissoko’s cross was just a half-foot too high for the English attacker.
Spurs then found themselves in a predicament thanks to VAR, as a shot hit the sliding Danny Rose in his arm and Bjorn Kuipers somehow found it to be a penalty.
But Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s bid to make it 1-0 from the spot!
Ederson made his presence felt with a save on Harry Kane in the 24th, both keepers were something to do in the first half hour.
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Another monstrous performance from Moussa Sissoko tonight. Surely the “comeback player of the season” in the Premier League. What an incredible turnaround this has been in his Tottenham career. He was mocked for so long, but has been superb in a deeper CM role. #THFC #UCL— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) April 9, 2019
Lloris parried a Sterling shot in the early stages of the second half, and Spurs cleared the danger. Heung-min Son forced Ederson into a comfortable save at the other end.
Harry Kane had to leave the match after Fabian Delph stepped on the striker’s ankle in the follow-through of a clearance. Innocuous, but costly.
Son’s wayward touch of a delightfully chipped Christian Eriksen pass took him away from goal, but the South Korea drilled a low shot between the legs of Ederson for a late 1-0 lead.