Venue: White Hart Lane
Referee: Andre Marriner
Yellow cards: TH - nil
MC - Vincent Kompany 24’, Pablo Zabaleta 60’
City goalkeeper Joe Hart was the main man, vindicating Roberto Mancini’s decision to start him ahead of Shay Given, as he produced a string of top class saves to continually deny Spurs’ advances; the home side extremely unlucky not to hit the lead in the first half.
Mancini started three of his summer signings – Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva and Yaya Toure – whilst Harry Redknapp went with a standard Spurs line-up for the contest which the home side were left ruing what could have been.
Heurelho Gomes (gk), Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Tom Huddlestone, Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon (dos Santos 77’), Jermain Defoe (Pavlyuchenko 68’), Peter Crouch (Keane 68’)
Joe Hart (gk), Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Aleksandar Kolarov (Zabaleta 45’), Micah Richards, Nigel de Jong, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Carlos Tevez (Adebayor 83’), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Johnson 68’)