Man City fans clash with stewards in ugly scenes after Tottenham defeat

The visiting supporters clashed after Spurs beat Manchester City 1-0 thanks to a Heung-min Son strike that capped off the opening weekend of the Premier League season as full capacity crowds returned to stadiums

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Man City fans clash with stewards after game at Tottenham

Manchester City fans clashed with stewards in ugly scenes after their teams’ 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Full capacity crowds returned to Premier League stadiums for the first time since March 2020 this weekend and the Citizens supporters’ behaviour followed clashes between Manchester United and Leeds United supporters on Saturday.

The travelling fans were filmed in heated confrontation with stewards at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after full-time, as they also were seen untying Spurs’ LGTBQ+ flag while they remonstrated with their own players.

Heung-min Son’s solo effort in the 55th minutes separated the sides as they closed out the weekend.

The state of the art stadium, which opened in 2019, has not been a happy hunting ground for Pep Guardiola and co, who have lost on all four visits.

Manchester City supporters clashed with stewards after they watched their team lose to Tottenham Hotspur

Man City typically dominated possession but despite a fierce first 20 minutes, failed to truly test Tottenham.

Nuno Espirito Santo, taking charge of his first match as Spurs boss, watched his side battle well and get their rewards on a counter-attack.

Steven Bergwijn broke away and sent Son through one-on-one against Nathan Ake.

The South Korean forward cut inside onto his so-called weaker left foot, firing an effort past goalkeeper Ederson, who seemed to be unsighted due to Ruben Dias’ attempted block.

Tottenham held on as Guardiola’s men pushed in the closing stages but their toothless attacking play lent further precedent for their need for a striker, particularly Spurs striker Harry Kane, who missed pre-season.

Citizens supporters made headlines earlier in the day as they chanted about Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

The England duo both missed their spot-kicks in the European Championship final penalty shootout as the Three Lions lost to Italy.

Leeds fans chanted the same “let the country down” song on Saturday before being hammered 5-1 by the Red Devils.

Former Man City defender and England international Micah Richards was disappointed with the Citizens’ defeat, telling Sky Sports that there were “no excuses” and that Tottenham were the better team.

“They were not good enough especially by their own standards,” he said.

“We all know how well they did last season but today they just did not get going. Looking at the first 15 minutes it could have been three, four or five nil but the second half was a lot worse.

“There are no excuses today, we were beaten by the better team,” Richard blasted.

“We mentioned it before, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all have done so well over the weekend so it’s a very disappointing start.”

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