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Premier League: Man City 3-2 Tottenham

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mario Balotelli stepped off the bench to net a stoppage-time penalty as Manchester City recorded a thrilling 3-2 success over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.

After an uneventful first half, City took control with goals from Samir Nasri and Joleon Lescott before Spurs hit back to level through Jermain Defoe and a Gareth Bale beauty, with all four goals coming in the space of 10 manic minutes.

But substitute Balotelli secured the success for the league leaders with his penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time, picking himself up to calmly score from 12 yards after being brought down by Ledley King.

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