Spurs humble City to move top

English Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur climbed to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory against Manchester City as Jose Mourinho secured bragging rights over his managerial arch-rival Pep Guardiola.

Raheem Sterling was only named on the bench along with Sergio Aguero, as Gabriel Jesus led the attack for Guardiola's side. For Spurs, Mourinho went with Harry Kane and Son up top while there was also a start a Steven Bergwijn on the wing.

It was Spurs who got the breakthrough as early as the fifth minute when Son found the back of the net with a close-range finish after a ball over the top by Tanguy Ndombele.

After a slow start, City thought they had found the equaliser on 32 minutes when Gabriel Jesus fired home, but the referee checkeed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) monitor, the goal was disallowed for a handball.

Spurs were happy to sit back and defend for most of the clash, but they nearly let in the equaliser shortly after the break as Kevin de Bruyne fired just wide of the upright.

Mourinho introduced Giovani Lo Celso on 65 minutes, with Ndombele making way in the middle of the park.

The change was just what the doctor ordrered as Lo Celos doubled Spurs' lead seconds after coming on with a drilled effort into the bottom corner after being played in by Harry Kane.

Guardiola threw on Sterling and Phil Foden for the final 20 minutes with the hope reducing the deficit.

However, City were unable to penetrate the Spurs defence in the latter stages of the half as the North London outfit held on for three points.

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