PL: Tottenham sink Man City to go top
It was classic Jose Mourinho masterclass performance from Tottenham as they clashed against Manchester City.
The home side relinquished a lion share of the possession to City but ensured that the visitors didn’t get any joy going forward.
Going into this game, Tottenham knew that a win would send them to the summit of the table.
It was enough incentive for Jose Mourinho’s team to draw first blood 5 minutes into the game.
Son controlled a through ball from the middle unto his left foot.
Before rolling it past Ederson in City’s goal.
Pep Guardiola thought his team had equalised when Laporte scored in the first half but the goal was chalked off for handball in the build-up to the goal.
Manchester City dominated possession but was incapable of cracking Spurs’ defence.
The first half ended 1-0 to Tottenham but Jose Mourinho wasn’t done flapping his magic wand.
With Manchester City desperate to level proceedings, the Portuguese sent on Lo Celso.
The change impacted the game within a twinkle of an eye.
Harry Kane found Lo Celso and the Argentine doubled Tottenham’s lead 35 seconds after coming on.
Its Kane’s ninth assist in the Premier League this season.
And with the scoreline at 2-0, it was always going to be an enormous task for Manchester City to fetch anything from the match.
Especially against a team tutored by Mourinho.
This result further highlights City’s poor performance on the domestic scene this season.
Despite extending his contract by two years, its the worst start to a league season by Pep Guardiola in his managerial career.
Its premium ecstasy for Jose Mourinho, he gets one over one of his biggest foes.
And his Tottenham side produced a stellar performance to drown Manchester City and go top of the Premier League.