Man City secured a 1-0 win over Tottenham on Monday night, but the number of empty seats at Wembley became a talking point on social media.
Riyad Mahrez’s early effort ultimately turned out to be the winning goal as the visitors moved back level at the top of the Premier League table.
However, just a day after the Wembley pitch was used for an NFL game, it proved to be difficult for both sides to deal with the conditions, particularly given their preferred style of play and possession-based game.
That aside though, as seen in the tweets below from those watching on from home, many noticed how empty Wembley was and proceeded to mock both Tottenham and Man City over it.
As noted by the Evening Standard, the attendance for the clash was just 56,854 which is well short of a sell out, with no mention of a council condition on a maximum attendance which was touted as a reason behind the poor turn out by some users on Twitter.
In turn, whether it was a combination of weather conditions, the state of the pitch or a sense of frustration from the ‘home’ fans over the ongoing delays with their own stadium, it was a poor attendance and it certainly didn’t go unnoticed.
Many were quick to mock Spurs over their inability to attract enough fans, while others suggested that City would be used to it given their own struggles at the Etihad.
Either way, it wasn’t a good look…
Why’s the top tier at Wembley empty for a huge game between 2 HUGE clubs in the ‘bestest’ league in the whole wide world?? Is it coz Spurs aren’t big and Man City are a rich mans toy ?? ????? who knows
— brian mcj (@brianmcj) October 29, 2018
I absolutely love it that Tottenham fans have to travel to an empty Wembley to watch their team get battered on a Monday night on an NFL pitch. ?????
— Rob Beckett (@robbeckettcomic) October 29, 2018
— Iain Rodger (@IainRodger1) October 29, 2018
— steve bower (@bowermcfc) October 29, 2018
— john parslow (@hornetboy84) October 29, 2018
Wembley Empty asf?
— LFC (@LFCpassion_) October 29, 2018
What’s going on with the small crowd at Wembley, best team in the land in your house and the ground is half empty, has the rent gone up ?
— Stephen King (@kingy1969) October 29, 2018
Spurs and Man City,two big clubs,why is Wembley half empty then ?
— Gerard Miles (@kopitesrule) October 29, 2018
MISSING can anyone help please there loads of spurs fans gone missing if you find them send them back to WEMBLEY there a empty seat waiting for them
— Steve Cragg (@craggsy1) October 29, 2018
Because many Spurs fans like me are tired of Wembley, very tired. We’ve had enough. It’s so depressing getting home from Wembley. We’re tired of it. Really tired. If you don’t get that, you don’t get football fans.
— Paul Houghton (@realmadspur) October 29, 2018
Lmfaoooo Wembley empty
— Darren ? (@DGooner96) October 29, 2018
Spurs getting beat in front of a half empty Wembley on a Monday night, playing on a pitch which is more NFL than EPL is about as Spursy as it gets #TOTMC
— Richard Upton (@richupton1970) October 29, 2018