After a contentious VAR incident, Nathan Ake’s goal was sufficient to send Manchester City to the FA Cup and eliminate Tottenham.
On the sixth occasion Manchester City has played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Ake became the first player to score there.
He also chose the ideal moment to score, as he scored a late goal in North London to send them to the FA Cup quarterfinals.
However, Guglielmo Vicario felt Ruben Dias fouled him from a corner, leaving Tottenham incensed about VAR.
The Portugal national was outpaced to the ball by the Spurs custodian despite jumping alongside him.
The Tottenham players erupted as Ake was the first to react and stabbed the ball into the net as the Italian struck the deck.
That was Manchester City’s 101st opportunity to score and break a remarkable hoodoo against Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Just a moment earlier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s moment of insanity resulted in a spectacular opportunity for Kevin de Bruyne to put City ahead.
The ball found its way to De Bruyne’s feet after the Denmark international lost possession close to his own goal, but he whipped it wide.
After defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final the previous year, City is hoping to win it again.
However, it is a terrible time for Tottenham, who, barring a Premier League miracle, will now miss out on a trophy for another year.
Spurs actually had a terrible offensive performance and took just one shot the entire game.
James Maddison, the manager of Tottenham, has confirmed his return from a long-term injury.
Richarlison, Brennan Johnson, and Timo Werner as a front three were unable to pose a threat to City’s custodian Ederson, as the defenders easily handled the situation.
While City had eighteen shots, they were not able to find the back of the net until the 88th minute.
The treble winners have finally put a stop to their horrific run at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, at the sixth attempt.