Tottenham vs Man City: Jose Mourinho outshines rival Guardiola in scintillating EPL tie

Tottenham vs Man City: Jose Mourinho outshines rival Guardiola in scintillating EPL tie

- Tottenham vs Man City saw Spurs go top of the table after a convincing 2-0 win over the Citizens

- Jose Mourinho’s side was highly organized on the day and went ahead very early through Heung Min Son.

- Substitute Giovanni Lo Celso made it 2-0 in the second half to take the game away from the visitors

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Tottenham Hotspur moved top of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho inflicted a painful defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Goals from Heung Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso in either half of the game were enough to ensure Guardiola endured the worst start to a Premier League campaign in his managerial career.

In a game where Manchester City were slight favorites, they found themselves behind as early as the fifth minute when Son tucked home from a through ball by Tanguy Ndombele.

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Jose Mourinho’s game plan worked to perfection as the Spurs boss sought to hit a dominant Manchester City on the counter.

City had chances on their own in the first half and they thought they had equalized when Aymeric Laporte found the net in the 27th minute but after review, Gabriel Jesus was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up.

Because of a highly disciplined Tottenham side, City were forced to attempt long-range efforts as the first half finished 1-0 to the home side.

The second half began just as the first as City pressed for an equaliser but found themselves constantly thwarted by their organized opponents.

Tottenham vs Man City: Jose Mourinho outshines rival Guardiola in scintillating EPL tie

Tottenham vs Man City saw Jose Mourinho defeat Pep Guardiola yet again. Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC
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For all their attacking intent, City found themselves two goals down in the 65th minute as another swift counter attack from Tottenham saw Harry Kane turn provider yet again this season as the striker fed a neat ball to Giovani Lo Celso who slotted home barely seconds after coming on as a substitute.

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Guardiola made wholesome changes as he brought in the likes of Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden but it proved to be too little, too late as Spurs were simply too organized defensively to be broken down.

In the end, the spoils went to Jose Mourinho, whose side became the third team of the weekend to taste the top of the table after Leicester City and Chelsea, who beat Newcastle in the earlier kick off.

Tottenham are currently right up there with Chelsea as the form teams of the season at the moment and it is fair to say they are in the discussion when it comes to being title challengers.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea temporarily rose to the top of the Premier League table after beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park on Saturday, November 21.

The victory also saw Frank Lampard's men keep another clean sheet with Eduoard Mendy between the sticks away from home.

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