Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur as it happened: Points are shared following more VAR controversy 
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Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur as it happened: Points are shared following more VAR controversy 

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Man of the Match
Despite Spurs defending heroically, my Man of the Match goes to Kevin de Bruyne.

Assisting both of City's goals, the Belgian was a menace for the North Londoners defence all game and was very unlucky to not be on the winning side following a superb display.

Officials booed off
Despite a shake of the hand from Guardiola, who seemingly wasn't angry with the officials, Michael Oliver and his assistants are booed off as a result of the VAR incident at the end. 
Full-time: Man City 2-2 Spurs
An incredible ending to the game sees the points shared at the Etihad.

City dominant for the vast majority of the game, although Spurs took the chances that fell their way and will be delighted with a point.

Sterling's effort is deflected wide and out for a corner. Last chance for City!
City look to have won it a the death!

De Bruyne's corner is flicked onto the back post by Laporte where Jesus takes a touch and plants the ball into the back of the net.

However, just like in the Champions League in April, the goal is disallowed - Laporte's flick had come off his hand!

There will be four additional minutes. City still looking the only side likely to get a late winner.
A final change for Spurs - Skipp replaces Eriksen
Despite his injury, Zinchenko will try to play on to keep 11 men on for City. 
Lo Celso comes on for his debut, he replaces Lamela.
Having already used all of their changes, City are now down to 10 men as Zinchenko goes down with a hamstring injury.
The Lilywhites are defending resiliently, alt with numbers behind the ball as City throw more and more men further.

Lucas is looking to use his pace to pose a threat on the counter, although getting very little service.

Final change for City - Mahrez replaces Bernardo.
Another change for City - David Silva replaces Rodri.
Spurs defending very deep with every man inside their own half.

City have been, without doubt, the dominant force in this encounter. Pochettino's men would be thrilled with a point.

Jesus picks the ball up from Bernardo and superbly chests over the head of Walker-Pieters before Alderweireld denies City's number nine.

Spurs defending well in numbers.

Jesus busy as he weaves in and out of the Spurs defence before having his shot deflected out for a corner.
Substitution for City - Jesus replaces Aguero.
Rose this time saves his side as he clears from Otamendi's header.
Lloris again denies City, this time as Rodri tries his luck from range and the 'keeper touches it over the bar.
Goal! Lucas equalises immediately!

Lucas nods home with his first touch, less than 30 seconds after coming on.

Lamela's's corner is whipped in towards the Brazilian who heads over Ederson and into the back of the net.

Substitution for Spurs - Lucas replaces Winks.
Sterling plays through Bernardo who looks certain to score after arriving unmarked inside the area, however, Lloris again saves his side with a diving save.
City again dominant early in the second 45.

De Bruyne fires narrowly wide with his left foot from distance.

Great save by Lloris to deny Zinchenko from distance.

City's left-back fired ferociously from distance before the ball took a wicked deflection resulting in Lloris having to react quickly and make a superb save.

We're back underway!
Teams are back out
The teams have re-emerged from the tunnel ready for the second 45.
Half-time: Man City 2-1 Spurs
An entertaining first half, albeit with most of the traffic going towards Spurs' goal.

City, and in particular de Bruyne have been terrific, other than one lapse of concentration from Ederson.

Spurs have struggled on the whole, although took the one chance that fell their way - still in it.

There will be two additional minutes.
Zinchenko fires at Lloris from distance, although the French 'keeper holds on well to deny Aguero picking up the rebound.
De Bruyne gets down the right flank and again pulls an inch-perfect ball back to Gundogan, who arrives unmarked on the edge of the box but fires narrowly wide - should've scored.
De Bruyne almost gets in on the act himself!

The Belgian picks up the ball from Bernardo and drives into Spurs' box. 

Perhaps uncharacteristically, City's captain for the day lashes at the ball and it flies high and wide of Lloris' near post.

Goal! City retake the lead!
Aguero restores City's lead!

De Bruyne again picks up the ball on the right flank and whips a teasing ball into the near post where Aguero knicks in between Sanchez and Alderweireld to flick the Blues back in front.

Spurs starting to get a foot on the ball and control possession. 

Lamela's goal has given the Lilywhites confidence. 

Sterling is controversially booked for a foul on Winks inside the Spurs half.
Goal! Spurs equalise instantly!
From absolutely nothing Lamela equalises!

Lamela picks up the ball from Ndombele and fires a tame effort at goal from distance.

Ederson is too far to his left and can't get across in time - really poor goalkeeping from the Brazilian. 

GOAL! City take the lead!
City get the goal that they deserve!

De Bruyne picks the ball up on the right flank from Bernardo, before whipping in a peach of a cross to pick out Sterling at the back post, who nods home.

Spurs' fans the most impressive thing about the North Londoners thus far today. Pochettino's men still struggling to get out of their own half.
Shouts for a penalty as Rodri is brought down by Lamela from a City corner.

It looked clumsy, although Spurs escape the VAR review.

Walker turns on the jets after receiving the ball from Bernardo down the right flank. 

The fullback picks out Sterling at the back post, before City's number seven is denied by a heroic block by Walker-Pieters. 

The away side still struggling to get out of their own half.

City holding a high line and putting plenty of pressure on Kane every time the ball arrives at his feet.

City dominant in possession in the early stages.

Zinchenko gets forward to whip a cross in from the left towards Aguero, however, Sanchez heads away comfortably.

We're underway!
The atmosphere builds
As a huge banner unveils reading 'this is our City', the teams emerge onto the pitch.

Spurs will still have April's Champions League win here in their mind - perhaps a confidence booster that not many travelling to the Etihad endure.

The teams are in the tunnel
The teams are in the tunnel and we're almost ready for kick-off at the Etihad!
Eriksen returns
Amid speculation of a move away, Eriksen didn't start last week for the Lilywhites.

In such a big game this week, the Dane is thrown straight into the action. Other than that, Spurs are unchanged from last weeks victory.

Aguero starts
After featuring on the bench last weekend, Aguero this time starts as the champions return to the Etihad.

Rotation between the Argentine and Jesus is likely to be a common theme this season, as the clubs number nine and 10 battle for the striker's role.

Team news is in!
Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.

Back closer to kick-off
I'll be back with further updates as kick-off nears, including team news as it emerges from the Etihad in the most highly anticipated game of this Premier League weekend. 
Predicted XI's
Man City predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling.

Spurs predicted XI: ​Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Winks, Ndombele, Eriksen; Lucas, Kane. 

Spurs team news
Dele Alli, Juan Foyth and Ben Davies will all miss the trip to Manchester due to injury, whilst Son Heung-min will serve the last game of his suspension following a red card at the end of last season.

Giovani Lo Celso could make his debut for the Londoners, however, is unlikely to start in such a huge game. Ryan Sessegnon won't make his debut as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

City team news
City will be missing both Benjamin Mendy and Leroy Sane, with the latter expected to be sidelined for the majority of the campaign having suffered an ACL injury in their Community Shield win over Liverpool. Mendy is likely to return next month following another knee injury.

Despite Riyad Mahrez's impressive display vs West Ham, Bernardo Silva is likely to take his place back in the City lineup this weekend, whilst Sergio Aguero could replace Gabriel Jesus in the starting XI.

Spurs fight 'til the end
Like City, Spurs also started their campaign with three points, as the Lilywhites dispatched of Aston Villa on their return to the Premier League.

However, unlike City, last seasons Champions League finalist made hard work of it, coming from behind to score three late goals and win 3-1.

The way that Spurs continued to fight until the end, whilst Villa tired, perhaps shows the high levels of fitness within the squad at this early stage - an advantage they may hold over other sides.

A flying start from the Blues
In the opening weekend of the Premier League, the champions really set the bar high for anyone looking to challenge this season, with an emphatic 5-0 victory over West Ham United.

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick and was named Man of the Match in London - a key player for Mauricio Pochettino's men to look to stop in this one.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. I'm Josh Slinger and I'll be taking you through the action as it unfolds from the Etihad Stadium.