On this day - When Spurs sneaked past Man City in the Champions League

Re-live the tale of how Tottenham Hotspur knocked out Manchester City from the Champions League in dramatic fashion.

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Tottenham Hotspur went through to the semifinal after Fernando Llorente scored a dramatic fourth goal at the Etihad stadium.   -  Getty Images

If the first leg of the all-Premier League quarterfinal between Tottenham and Manchester City amounted to a cagey offering in north London, the return in Manchester eight days later was anything but.

Raheem Sterling cancelled out City's 1-0 first-leg deficit in four minutes but Son Heung-min, who scored in the initial encounter, struck a quick-fire double to leave the host needing to score three unanswered goals. Bernardo Silva and Sterling had accounted for two of those by the midway point of a crazy first half.

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Sergio Aguero put Pep Guardiola's men 4-2 ahead on the night and in front for the first time in the tie before the hour, only for substitute Fernando Llorente to bundle home decisively and survive a VAR review for handball.

The video official was not so helpful to City when Sterling thought he had completed a hat-trick in stoppage time, briefly sparking scenes of delirium. Aguero had a heel offside in the build-up and Spurs went through on away goals, with the aggregate score locked at 4-4.

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