- Manchester City were unable to start the defense of their Premier League title with a win as they lost against Spurs
- Pep Guardiola who is the coach of the Citizens fielded the most expensive squad in the Premier League history
- The Spaniard will now be under serious pressure and must seek redemption in next game against Norwich City
Manchester City on Sunday, August 15, paraded the most expensive team in the Premier League history against Tottenham as they kicked off the defense of their title with defeat.
Pep Guardiola and his wards were so superb last season in the Premier League winning the title and one would have expected them to start the new term on an impressive note but they failed.
The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling were unable to save Manchester City from a defeat as Son's goal condemned the Etihad landlords to a 1-0 defeat.
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According to the report on UK Sun, Manchester City fielded a team that cost £528.9m which is around N302.4billion against Tottenham which included Jack Grealish who recently joined the Citizens.
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The report added that Ilkay Gundogan was the cheapest player in the team that faced Tottenham as his signing then cost Manchester City £20.4m.
What next for Manchester City?
Following the defeat against Spurs in their first game of the season, Manchester City will now return home and start preparation for their next tie against Norwich City.
Norwich City on the other hand were not impressive in their first game of the new season losing 3-0 at home against Liverpool in which Mohamed Salah, Firmino and Jota scored.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Pep Guardiola's Man City have kicked off their 2021/22 Premier League campaign on the wrong foot following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
City, who are the reigning champions were looking to begin their title defence on a flying note only for the north Londoners to silence them at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Heung-Min Son's solitary goal in the second half was the only difference as Spurs collected all three points under the tutelage of their new boss, Nuno Espirito.
City had the best chance to score the opener inside just five minutes of gameplay, only for Fernandinho to head just wide of an empty net.
With the visitors having a blistering start to the match, Spurs slowly grew into the match and almost broke the deadlock in the 24th minute but Ederson denied them after he made a sensational block on the line.