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EPL: Mourinho’s Tottenham Beat Man City 2-0

Tottenham got the better of Manchester City in their English Premier League clash on Saturday.

Goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso helped defeat City in a 2-0 win that took Jose Mourinho’s men top of the table.

Spurs displayed clinical counter-attacking football and showed defensive resilience to frustrate City’s domination of possession.

They took the lead after just five minutes when one simple ball over the top from Tanguy Ndombele caught Joao Cancelo sleeping and Son had the pace and precise finish under Ederson to register his sixth goal in 11 games against City.

 

After the goal, Mourinho’s men defended their lead deep and waited for the chance to counter again.

City could have found themselves 2-0 down inside 14 minutes as Harry Kane tapped home Son’s cross but had strayed offside.

Gabriel Jesus inadvertently deflected Kevin De Bruyne’s low shot wide before Jesus did tee up Aymeric Laporte to slot home, but the goal was ruled out for handball by the Brazilian after a VAR review.

Lo Celso doubled Spurs’ lead 36 seconds after coming on as a substitute. He scored after a swift counterattack led by Harry Kane.

The visitors had 66 percent of possession but could not break down the resilient Spurs defence.

Victory moved Tottenham moved two points ahead of Chelsea, who they face next weekend at Stamford Bridge.

Defeat leaves City already eight points off the leaders, albeit with a game in hand, down in 10th with just three wins from their opening eight games.

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