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City end barren run at Spurs as Ake nets FA Cup winner


Nathan Ake's contentious late winner earned Manchester City a first goal and win at Tottenham's new ground at the sixth attempt - as the FA Cup holders progressed to round five in dramatic fashion.

City were frustrated in north London, with Oscar Bobb seeing an early opener ruled out for a marginal offside, while Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva and substitute Kevin De Bruyne missed big second-half chances as the clock ticked towards full-time.

But missing from 101 shots on goal since Spurs opened their stadium at the start of 2019, City made it lucky 102 on 88 minutes as Ake tapped home from a goalmouth scramble - as the Tottenham players pleaded for a foul by Ruben Dias on Guglielmo Vicario in the build-up.

Spurs, who welcomed James Maddison back after three months out, barely laid a glove on the cup holders - as their last realistic chance of silverware in Ange Postecoglou's first season in charge disappeared before their eyes.

In fact, the hosts only managed one shot in the entire 95 minutes of the game - the lowest any team in this season's FA Cup has managed to muster.

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