Why the Fullbacks Fought So Tottenham
On a difficult night for both teams in a disheveled Wembley, four of the twenty outfield players for Manchester City and Tottenham found the game more chastening than the rest.  Kieran Trippier’s error enabled Raheem Sterling to sip and set the sole goal for the game while scoring Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva regularly found Ben Davie’s left side.
From a purple-and-orange perspective, Benjamin Mendy probably had his worst game in City Colors and Kyle Walker went a bit better, his chaotic disc behind a corner in the dying moments that was symptomatic of the erosion of control that shattered what quality the game had.
The four of the best fullbacks in the league fought so much was one of the strangest parts of a very strange occasion, but John Stones may have gone far to explain why.
City did its best before the game to prepare a surface C defender called “terrible”, focusing on when they would have to take fewer risks and crush their gambling.