Updated May 15th, 2024 at 11:21 IST

Tottenham's Rodrigo Bentancur reacts furiously after being substituted against Manchester City

Rodrigo Bentancur reacted furiously after being substituted in the Premier League match against Manchester City. The midfielder was taken off in the second half with his team losing 1-0 to defending champion City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Rodrigo Bentancur and Manuel Akanji challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | Image: AP
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Tottenham player Rodrigo Bentancur reacted furiously after being substituted in the Premier League match against Manchester City on Tuesday.

The midfielder was taken off in the second half with his team losing 1-0 to defending champion City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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He was then caught on camera repeatedly kicking out at his seat in the Spurs dugout, with stud marks from his boots visible, before throwing his drinks bottle to the ground and eventually sitting down. Even then, the frustration on his face was clear.

Bentancur had been replaced by Dejan Kulusevski shortly after Erling Haaland gave City the lead in the 51st minute.

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City needed to win the game to be certain the title race remained in its hands ahead of the last round on Sunday.

Arsenal led the standings by one point before kickoff having played a game more. A win for City would move it up to first place and two points ahead of Arsenal to leave Pep Guardiola's team just one victory away from a record fourth-straight English top-flight title.

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Published May 15th, 2024 at 11:21 IST