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Summary

  1. Sterling handball for Kane penalty
  2. Unmarked Iheanacho levels from 12 yards
  3. Eriksen scores on his birthday
  4. Win moves Tottenham back into second
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcfootball

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By Phil Dawkes

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Man City 1-2 Tottenham

That is all from me. What a Sunday it has been. North London will be a happy place right now. Leicester remain top but the chase is heating up.

Join us again on Tuesday when we head back into Champions League action for Chelsea's last 16 first leg tie at Paris Saint-Germain.

I'll see thee.

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Megan Pierce: Keeping emotions to myself until the last day of the season and hoping the new spurs are here to stay

James Fairhall: Can't wait for the north London derby at the lane now

Robert Weaver: Fantastic performance by Spurs. The way I see it, we are 10 points clear of MU and that coveted 4th spot. One step at a time!

'The supporters are right to dream'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

More from Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "Energy is one of the key to our game. Mentality, work, how we play, our set up is too. We have more possession than Manchester City today and speak very well about our philosophy. 

"I don't like to speak abut the future, it is more important for us to keep working hard and to show we can win in this kind of stadium. We need to be ready for the Europa League next and that is important for us too. 

"The supporters are right to dream, it is one of the key of the club. They show big support from the beginning of the season and I say thank you to them. It is important for our supporters to believe."

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Peter, Tottenham: I've been Spurs supporter for 65 years I've seen all the great teams Gazza Hoddle Greaves Chivers Mark Falco!! This could be the best yet. 

Lisa: Major faux pas from City announcing Guardiola. Team doesn't look motivated at all. Imagine if they slipped to 5th... Wonder if Pep has an opt out clause if they qualify for Europa League..? 

Sam, Manchester: City can feel very hard done by, really switched on in the second half. Aguero seemed to have an off day today. In no way a fair result!

'Full credit to the players'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino tells BBC Sport: "I think that it was a game that was very important. You could feel it was not a normal game and a real test for us, for that we feel very pleased for the players. The mentality was good and a perfect performance against a team with a lot of quality players who are top class. Full credit to my players.

"From my point of view, I did not see the penalty incident. Sometimes in football it happens, it goes for you and against you in the season.

"The player that came on - Erik Lamela - showed real impact on the game. We wanted to put more energy and quality on the pitch."

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Bob: For all the hype surrounding his arrival Guardiola has got one heck of a job on his hands at City. He's in for a very rude awakening!

Abdul Said: So Pep's magic will be seen next season.

Wale ibraheem: Naming Pep in the middle of the season isn't only disrespectful to Pellegrini but also a distraction to the entire team.

'Spurs will take some stopping'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Spurs are going to take some stopping now...they looked so composed....that is the element of their performance that impressed me most today

'We are not going to give up'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini tells Sky Sports: "Yes, disappointed because we played better than Tottenham. They did not have many chances to score until we started to take risks. Before that, it was a close game and the decisive penalty was important.

"Unfortunately for us, it was the same referee as the other game when they score two goals from offside. This was a shot that hit the back of Sterling, hit elbow slightly and he can't decide the game in that way.

We were 1-0 down and it was a decisive action. Tottenham had no shot at our goal and Joe Hart did not have a save to make. It was absolutely decisive.

"We responded well but we needed to get the three points. We are not going to give up but Leicester and Tottenham are fighting for the title. We need to keep working. The spirit of the team is very good."

'What a team!!'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Injured Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen is a happy man...

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"It wasn’t a great game, with two moments of quality, but at the end when Spurs needed a hero Lloris is there to deny Otamendi a free header.

"Great win, they could win the Premier League! What a season!"

'No panic stations for City'

No panic stations, disappointing result but @MCFC are still in it from the reaction and tempo I saw after the pen #wnrh

'Penalty was the key moment'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini tells BBC Sport: "It was a penalty that referee Mark Clattenburg wanted to sign for and he gave the sign. It was absolutely the wrong decision, it hit the back of Raheem Sterling then his elbow. Sterling was not even seeing the ball. It was the same referee in the first game where they were two clear goals in offside and we lost 4-1.

"It was the key moment that decided thee game, before that they did not shoot towards our goal and did not have any chances. We took the risks, the spirit of the team was good but it was not enough.

"The response of the team i am very happy about. The spirit in the game was good but you win with goals. We made an important mistake in the second goal and penalty we did not deserve.

"We are going to continue fighting until the end. We still have 36 points to play for and are only six points behind the leaders. We will not give up and continue working and improving."

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Mike Hunkin: The Spurs of old would have buckled and broke under pressure but no longer under Poch. Maybe we can win it after all.

Jonny Sardari: I'm not gonna get carried away, I'm not gonna get carried away, I'm not gonna get carried away

Johnny Magrinho: How class is that by Pochettino? Like it was a cup final victory hugging all his players. Spurs or Leicester for the title please!!

No home comfort for City

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

On top of the previous stat, City have now lost four home games in the Premier League this season, more than they had in Manuel Pellegrini’s first two seasons combined (a total of three). 

This includes two defeats out of two games since Pellegrini announced he was leaving at the end of the season and the club revealed Pep Guardiola would be replacing him. It is not looking like the wisest of decisions right now. Although, to be fair, they have played two of the most in-form sides in the country.

Manuel Pellegrini
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City's woes

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

It is not difficult to see why City are struggling...

1 - Man City have won just one of their 10 Premier League games against sides currently in the top eight this season (D3 L6). Problem.

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Shahed Chowdhury: Spurs look like the real deal! Wow! What a title race this is...

Vivek K Singh: Man City is not a team, it is just a group of overpaid, overrated individuals led by most un-inspiring manager PL

David Whale: Man City - a collection of highly rated players. Spurs - a team of footballers. Camaraderie at the end. That's what it means

Buzzing

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Spurs striker Harry Kane, talking to Sky Sports: "I think it hit Raheem Sterling's hand but the referee wasn't sure if it was inside or outside. Obviously we were asking for it to be inside.

"Joe Hart has seen me take penalties for England but I knew where i was going to put it and glad it went in.

"That is up to you lot if we are challengers, we know what we are capable of. We are still in three competitions and we are taking them all very seriously. We are confident we can beat anyone in the league, you saw that today and we came away victorious. We are buzzing."

Massive derby

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Here is one for your diary... Saturday 5 March, 12:45 GMT, Tottenham v Arsenal.

Premier League table

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

This is how the top of the Premier League looks tonight...

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No wonder Mauricio Pochettino is punching the air in front of the travelling Tottenham fans, who are bouncing around like Zebedee at a trampoline factory.

'What a win for Spurs'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"You can see Pellegrini absolutely hammering the fourth official. You have got to say, on balance of play, Spurs probably just edged it. What a win for Spurs."

FULL-TIME

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino
Reuters

It is game over. Tottenham's title bid marches on. City's is falling apart. That is five wins in a row for Spurs, but two straight home defeats for their opponents.

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"Brave goalkeeping from Lloris. Otamendi thinks he has a free header but he gets across his goal and keeps it out."

CLOSE!

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Frantic. Desperate. City come so close to a leveller as Sergio Aguero chips a cross in, which Hugo Lloris punches away from Nicolas Otamendi before David Silva fires over from eight yards out. It leaves the French keeper on the floor and needing treatment. Surely that is game over?

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Spurs are digging in. Hanging on. Mauricio Pochettino screams from the touchline, calling for one last big effort. City are pressing...

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Kelechi Iheanacho looks dejected
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RichardN: Lovely move from Spurs and a great goal from a great Dane. Can Spurs see this out from here?

Chris Harvey: On the day City announced Guardiola I was convinced they would finish 5th with no silverware. It's happening before our eyes

Jamie from Cheshunt: £50m winger turns his back on a cross with his arm outstretched. £40m defender dragged out of position by a direct run. Value for money. 

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Not from the corner they can't. The ball is half-cleared before Sergio Aguero looks to muscle through on the far side but Spurs hold strong and fully clear.

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

City have a corner. Can they snatch a point?

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Four minutes added. Erik Lamela eats into that by breaking and holding the ball near the corner flag before he is dispossessed. 

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Harry Kane's work is done. He is replaced by Nacer Chadli, who immediately sets off chasing the ball.

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Christian Eriksen celebrates
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Johnny Magrinho: Another substitute absolutely central to a huge goal. Amazing. Can't underrate tenacity like what spurs are showing. Inspiring

Saidmadrid: The great work of pochettino at spurs is bearing fruits.

Jay: What a brilliant goal from Spurs- Lamela runs at the heart of the City defence & a slide rule pass up to Eriksen

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen has made a real impact of late for Spurs. He has had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League games (3 goals, 2 assists).

In contrast, Sergio Aguero is struggling here. He can't get the ball under control and then plays a pass straight out of play from the edge of the Spurs box.

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Oh, so close from Harry Kane, who unleashes a thunderbolt from 30 yards out. It fizzes past the near post of Joe Hart's goal. The Etihad is quiet now, but for the singing Spurs fans. That Eriksen goal has knocked the stuffing out of the home support.

'Sensational'

Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

Christian Eriksen scores
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"Absolutely magnificent play from Lamela. Yaya Toure was out of position and Lamela broke clear of him. 

"The run of Eriksen, right in between two centre-halves, and his first touch sensational and put it past Joe Hart."

GOAL - Man City 1-2 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen celebrates
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Would you believe it?! It looked for all the world that the rest of this game would be City looking for a winner and Spurs holding on. But the away side have chucked an almighty twist into the game. Erik Lamela has only just come on but he has taken no time to make an impact with a delayed ball through to Christian Eriksen, who held off his marker in the box and finished low past Joe Hart. And on the Dane's birthday as well.

Man City 1-1 Tottenham

Man City corner as Sergio Aguero's shot is deflected behind. The corner is flicked on towards Toure but cleared before he can reach him by a Spurs player.

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Joseph Adebiyi: It seems inevitable that Nacho would score. What a player!! Everything he touches turns to gold.

Femi John Atoyebi: Big, Big, Big goal by the young Nigerian, Kelechi who has rubbished the £50 price of Raheem Sterling. 

Sammiiee!!: Kelechi is the Real deal

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 1-1 Tottenham

Dele Alli is replaced by Erik Lamela.

Man City 1-1 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"The run for the goal as well, Iheanacho hung out, ran late into the box, it was a great ball and then inside of his boot into the top corner. Lloris had no chance."

Man City 1-1 Tottenham

Kelechi Iheanacho is proving to be sometyhing of a super-sub for City. No player has scored more goals after coming off the bench than he this season (3). He's not bad when he starts either, as Aston Villa fans will tell you. 

City step it up

Man City 1-1 Tottenham

City are smelling a win. Yaya Toure unleashes a fierce drive from an angle from 25 yards and it requires Hugo Lloris to punch away.