Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham beat Guardiola’s City and go top of the Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur raced to the top of the Premier League standings after their effectiveness and clinical touch in front of goal saw them beat Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday evening.
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are well familiar with themselves from over the years and this was expected to be another interesting battle once again.
Guardiola might have won more than 60% of their encounters but it would be Mourinho who would come out on top this term.
Spurs got the dream start after Son Heung-min put his side up just after five minutes after collecting a smooth pass from Tanguy Ndombele and beating City goalkeeper Ederson between his legs.
City thought they had equalized in the 27th minute after a goal from a fine finish from Aymeric Laporte but the goal was eventually ruled out after Gabriel Jesus was adjourned to have committed a handball in the buildup.
City had 66% possession and more than double the shots and chances created by Tottenham but Mourinho’s men showed how clinical they could be once again. Against the runoff play, Spurs extended their lead in the 65th minute after an inspired substitution from Mourinho. Giovani lo Celso was only on the pitch for 35 seconds before he received a brilliant pass from Harry Kane and slotted the ball calmly past Ederson’s legs.
The goal killed City’s morale and Tottenham were able to hold on to their lead.
For their next outing, Tottenham will take on Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday before a crunch clash against Chelsea on Sunday. On the other hand, Manchester City will face Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday before they welcome Burnley in the Premier Legaue on Sunday.