Result: Tottenham reach the summit after hard-fought win over Manchester City

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Result: Tottenham reach the summit after hard-fought win over Manchester City

Stimulates change Chelsea at the top of the table after another success over Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho viewed Tottenham produce among his hallmark efficiencies to secure a 2-0 home win over Manchester City and send out a message in the Premier League title race.

Counter-attacking goals in each half from Kid Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso handed Spurs a declaration success regardless of Pep Guardiola‘s men controling possession in the capital.

The City boss signed a contract extension this week, however was unable to toast it with 3 points after his team failed to breakdown the organised and disciplined hosts.

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho led Spurs to a win against competitors City (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

It suggested Mourinho, who commemorated a year in charge of Tottenham on Friday, once again got one over his old competitor to send the north Londoners back to the top of the table for a minimum of 24 hours.

Both clubs commemorated the late Ray Clemence prior to kick-off with a minute’s applause while Spurs’ players used black armbands for their former goalkeeper, who won prizes at White Hart Lane and with Liverpool.

Mourinho had actually forecasted Raheem Sterling would start for City regardless of being not available for England due to a calf injury, however he was only called on the bench where he was joined by the fit once again Sergio Aguero

Without their number 7, Guardiola remembered Riyad Mahrez while Bernardo Silva came in for Ilkay Gundogan and yet it was at the other end of the pitch where familiar issues raised their awful head.

Only 5 minutes had actually been played when Tanguy Ndombele threaded a pass into the course of Kid, who encountered space left by Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias and slotted through the legs of the onrushing Ederson for his ninth league goal of the campaign.

It was a bad lapse in concentration for the visitors, who turned off and were then not tight adequate to the in-form South Korean.

Giovanni Lo Celso and Kid Heung-min were Tottenham’s goalscorers (Neil Hall/PA)

City might have been level with 9 on the clock, however Toby Alderweireld remarkably rejected Gabriel Jesus inside the area prior to the Brazilian inadvertedly obstructed a goalbound shot by captain Kevin De Bruyne

The ball remained in the away net once again in the 13th minute; yet Kane had actually wandered off into an offside position after a generous Kid pass.

Spurs enjoyed for City to manage possession with Mourinho enjoying his side produce the kind of disciplined display screen which has become his hallmark.

A short-term drop in focus was all Guardiola’s side would need and they believed it got here with 27 on the clock.

Rodri‘s cross into the area came through to Jesus, who established the unmarked Laporte and the French defender drilled past Hugo Lloris from inside the area to make it 1-1.

Nobody had actually gotten the centre-back however Tottenham were conserved by the pitchside display after VAR suggested Mike Dean usage the technology to review if Jesus had actually utilized his arm to control the ball and City’s number 9 properly had.

Referee Mike Dean speaks with the VAR screen prior to prohibiting a goal for Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte (Neil Hall/PA)

The disappointment of the away side showed up at half- time and although Mahrez evaluated Lloris early into the second duration, it was regular for the Spurs captain.

Eric Dier and Alderweireld produced prompt interventions on the hour mark in the face of unrelenting pressure prior to Mourinho changed the exceptional Ndombele with Lo Celso in the 65th minute.

It was an inspired modification with the Argentinian scoring 35 seconds into his arrival from another Kane assist.

Alderweireld discovered the England skipper in the middle of the pitch, who identified Lo Celso had run far from De Bruyne and after the substitute took a touch into the area, he guided into the corner for his first ever Premier League goal.

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Mourinho had the ability to commemorate another masterstroke and Tottenham were within touching range of a declaration win.

Guardiola reacted by presenting England duo Sterling and Phil Foden, however the closest they came was when Lloris produced a point-blank save from a Dias header.

It was not all favorable for Spurs who saw Alderweireld leave the pitch with an injury 9 minutes from time, however they have actually changed Chelsea at the summit and extended their unbeaten league run to 8 games.

For City, in spite of a match in hand, they now route the leaders by 8 points and continue to do not have a clinical edge in both boxes.

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