Mourinho Showed Masterclass In Spurs Win Over City To Move To The Top Of The Table

Mourinho Showed Masterclass In Spurs Win Over City To Move To The Top Of The Table


Spurs took an earlier lead in the 5th minute of the game after Tanguy Ndombele caught the City defence cold with a floated ball over the top to Son Heung-min who took it in his stride and slotted it home in between the legs of Ederson.

Spurs players celebrating with Son following his goal
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The home side also tried to extend their lead with a fantastic move after Steven Bergwijn controlled a wonderful cross-field pass before passing it on to Son Heung-min, who rolled it forward for Kane to tap-in; but unfortunately, the England forward was flagged offside

City in reaction started oozing quality attacking displaying that forced excellent saves from the home side keep Hugo Lloris.

Guardiola’s men attacking display almost paid off when Gabriel Jesus made a fine pass to Aymeric Laporte to riffle in a supposed equalizer; but it was disallowed by VAR after replay showed that Gabriel Jesus used his arm to control that ball in the build up to the goal.

Jesus's goal ruled off by VAR
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Tottenham extended their lead by 2 goals to nil following Giovani lo Celso’s first touch goal from Kane’s fine pass few second after the Argentine playmaker came on for Spurs in the second half.

Lo Celso celebrating his goal
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Although Manchester City enjoyed  a greater possession of the ball – as you would expect from a Guardiola side, they failed to get something out of their play as the Mourinho men were very patient and resilient; taking their chances when they came to double their lead.

Spurs who came into the match from the second position moved up to the top of the premier league table following that win over City to maintain their amazing start to the 2020/21 premier League season. 


Tottenham Boss Jose Mourinho speaking to BBC Match of the Day:

“It feels good [to be top], but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me, I am just happy with the evolution.

“People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title. We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.

“But dinner tonight will be nice and relaxed and I will watch Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and sleep like an angel.

“But no problem if Leicester wins [tomorrow] and we are second again.”

Man City boss Pep Guardiola speaking to BBC Match of the Day:

“It could be better, we played similar to how have all season. We did not defend good for the first goal. They then defended so deep, they defended with six and it was not easy.

“We had our chances, but we couldn’t score and they made two or three chances on the counter attack and we lost the game.

“We knew before the game that you cannot give them the first goal. We had more chances and them but we lost. Mourinho’s teams are like this, you make a mistake and they punish you on the counter attack.

“It is not easy Harry Kane and Ndombele are on halfway, the space is so difficult, our possession play was good, but football is the boxes and that is where we were not good.”

Who Plays Who Next?

Manchester City will travel to Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday, before hosting Burnley in the premier league on Saturday

While Tottenham will be hosting Ludogorets in their Europa League tie on Thursday before traveling to Stamfords Bridge to play Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday 


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