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Tottenham have beaten Manchester City 1-0 in their all-English Champions League tie in the second game at Spurs’ new £1bn stadium.

Son Heung-min’s late goal gave Spurs a narrow advantage going into the quarter-final second leg at the Etihad next week.

His 78th-minute winner came after Sergio Aguero had missed a first-half penalty for the away side.

Hugo Lloris saved a penalty from Sergio Aguero in the first half
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Lloris’ heroics from the spot kept the scores level in the first half

Manchester City were awarded the penalty after just 11 minutes following a VAR review as Raheem Sterling’s shot hit the arm of Danny Rose, but Hugo Lloris guessed correctly to save Aguero’s poor effort.

There was concern for Spurs as Harry Kane was forced off having been caught on his troublesome left ankle by Fabian Delph before the hour mark.

Despite losing their talisman the hosts got their goal as Son kept the ball in at the right byline, found a yard on Delph and hit the back of the net with a left-footed strike that went under Ederson.

Spurs are trying to reach their first European Cup semi-final since 1962, while City must come from behind to keep their quadruple hopes alive.

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There was controversy early on as Rose blocked Sterling’s effort inside the box, and despite being just four yards away from the City man when the effort was struck, referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot after a VAR review.

Aguero, back in the City side for Gabriel Jesus, chose to go right, but Lloris saved from the spot the third time in 2019 to keep the scores level.

That save seemed to jolt Spurs as they marginally had the better of the remainder of the half, going closest through Kane as he found himself free 12 yards out and forced Ederson into a decent save.

With a huge second leg and vital top-four battle to come for Spurs, they were dealt a blow when Kane was taken off with an ankle injury as he went in hard on Delph, who inadvertently caught his ankle, the same left ankle which kept him out for six weeks at the beginning of the year.

Towards the end of a second half lacking in chances, Spurs got their goal through Son, who just stayed onside from Christian Eriksen’s pass and showed great balance to keep the ball in play at the byline.

Moving onto his left foot, the man who scored the first goal at Spurs’ new stadium on its opening night last week found the back of the net again through Ederson from 10 yards to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

City were flat throughout and failed to find a leveller and vital away goal late on, as Spurs made it two from two in their new stadium.

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