It was a match that talked a lot and went through a lot.

Tottenham lost 0-2 to Manchester City in the 34th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 15th (Korea time), and Arsenal, the “enemy of North London,” was “withdrawn.”

As Tottenham lost on the day, Arsenal’s dream of winning the EPL for the first time in 20 years has faded. Manchester City regained the top spot with 88 points. Arsenal with 86 points dropped to second place. The two teams are two points shorter.

There is only one game left. Manchester City will bring West Ham home at midnight on the 20th, while Arsenal will bring Everton home at the same time. If Manchester City wins, the title will be confirmed.

If Manchester City stands at the top, it will achieve four consecutive wins for the first time in the history of the English first division. No team had won four consecutive games before the EPL, which was launched in 1992. Arsenal can only lift the trophy if Manchester City loses and wins, but it is unlikely.

As Erling Holland scored two goals, the bench was also disturbed. Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson were at the center of controversy for their extreme actions.

Both were unhappy with the replacement. Bentancur was replaced by Dejan Kulusevski in the 10th minute of the second half when his team was 0-1. Returning from injury earlier this season, he suffered greatly from his erratic appearance.

It exploded that day. I kicked the bench seat several times. Brian Hill, who was next to me, felt threatened. I almost fell while kicking him. The Sun of the U.K. pointed out that Bentacur used a WWE-style chair attack

Ederson collided with Christian Romero while blocking Tottenham’s set-piece in the 18th minute of the second half. He was hit in the face by Romero’s knee. It looked serious enough that a stretcher was put in following his medical staff.

Fortunately, Ederson woke up grumbling. It is common sense not to replace the goalkeeper. However, the bench had a different judgment. Guardiola replaced Stefan Ortega with Ederson six minutes later.

In the substitute, Ederson exploded. He kicked Pep Guardiola in a water bottle after he ‘passed’ him. He was so angry that he sat on a bench and buried his face in his uniform.

Guardiola said, “Ederson had no concussion, but he had an eye problem. So I accepted the doctor’s opinion and replaced him. There was no alternative.”

In conclusion, it was an act of God. Ortega brought joy to Manchester City by blocking Son’s one-on-one chance following Kulusevski’s two-shot victory.


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