Tottenham remained only a few hours runner-up to their rivals Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. While the Spurs had reached 2nd place in the standings after their home victory Saturday afternoon against Fulham (2-1)as part of the 6th day of the English Championship, they had to give up this place to Manchester City, who, a little later in the day, won a draw at Aston Villa (1-1).
After a first period in which the Sky Blues were unrecognizable, obtaining very few chances, they finally opened the scoring through the inevitable Erling Haaland. The Norwegian thus scored his 10th goal of the season, taking over at close range a splendid aerial cross chiselled by Kevin De Bruyne (0-1, 50th).
Magnificent equalization by Bailey
Courageous, the Villains, pushed by a boiling public, logically managed to equalize with a magnificent action: after recovering a ball on the left, Jacob Ramsey overflowed and crossed for Leon Bailey, who found the top corner with a dazzling shot (1-1, 74th). At the end of the match, City pushed but their attackers systematically found themselves offside.
In the end, this result is especially the business of Arsenal. If the Gunners, who have won their first five games of the season, were to chain another success on Sunday at Old Trafford (5.30 p.m.), they could be 4 points ahead of the Mancunians.