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Jamie Carragher And Gary Neville Claim Spurs Have Shown The Way To Beat Manchester City

Jamie Carragher And Gary Neville Claim Spurs Have Shown The Way To Beat Manchester City

Spurs somehow got out of Manchester with a draw from their match against City on Saturday evening but Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville think they 'exploited' a weakness that is the key to beating the champions.

Other than VAR showing that Aymeric Laporte had accidentally touched the ball with his arm it's quite the mystery how Spurs got out of their game with Manchester City with a draw.

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However despite City being dominant in the game Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville think the manner of Spurs' equaliser proves how teams can beat Pep Guardiola's side. Talking on Monday Night Football, Carragher said, "The encouragement for other teams is Man City look like they have a slight problem at set pieces and it isn't just what happened at the weekend.

"Teams like Tottenham are exploiting it. That is the one area where they do look like they have an Achilles heel.

"The problem for teams is getting a corner in the first place because they are that good."

Moura heads Spurs level. Image: PA Images
Moura heads Spurs level. Image: PA Images

Lucas Moura's equaliser came from a header from a corner, after the winger beat Kyle Walker in the air.

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Being Spurs and having VAR go in your favour seems to help teams too with Mauricio Pochettino's side the last team before Saturday to inflict any pain on the Etihad owned team.

Spurs knocked City out of the Champions League last season thanks to a corner going in off Fernando Llorente and VAR ruling out what would have been a late winner for the domestic treble winners.

Neville said that teams would need more than just riding their luck, as Spurs did having three shots to City's 30, but also agreed with Carragher that set pieces were the best chance to catch out the Citizen's defence, adding, "On Saturday what I saw was a team who had two chances in the game and took those two chances.

"If City are going to lose this league there is going to have to be a lot more of that type of game where you ride your luck, get a bit of good fortune and take your chances.

"Mauricio Pochettino must have left thinking 'how did we draw that game?' and Pep Guardiola wouldn't have believed it.

"But sometimes if you start to draw games that you shouldn't do others can get a bit optimistic. But like we said, City were by far the better team.

"But they are small. It's the corners where the other team are on top of the keeper that is a problem."

Llorente scores off his hip to knock City out of the Champions League. Image: PA Images
Llorente scores off his hip to knock City out of the Champions League. Image: PA Images

Fortunately the pair discussed the issue before the Wolves vs United game on Monday Night Football as later they were too busy discussing who should take penalties.

Will teams get enough set pieces to stop City winning the league or is there any other way to stop them?

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool, Football News, MNF, Manchester United, Monday Night Football, Premier League, Sky Sports, Wolves, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher

Ryan Sidle

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