Tottenham Hotspur knocked Chelsea off the highest of the Premier League desk because of a 2-Zero victory over Manchester City to have a good time Jose Mourinho’s anniversary in north London.
Whereas each single Spurs participant performed valiantly in north London, England captain Harry Kane was significantly particular on the night time as he bullied Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte.
It took simply 5 minutes for Jose Mourinho’s males to open the scoring when a intelligent run by Kane left area in behind the City defence for Tanguy Ndombele to chip into behind.
Hueng-min Son gleefully raced onto the delicately weighted go to complete neatly between Ederson’s legs.
It appeared as if City had discovered an equaliser by means of Laporte, however VAR adjudged Gabriel Jesus to have dealt with the ball earlier than laying it for the centre-back to attain.
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have clashed through the years in Spain and in Manchester beforehand, however it was the ‘Particular One’ who prevailed on Saturday night time and sealed the sport with an impressed substitution.
Giovanni Lo Celso scored with virtually his first contact after Kane turned and picked up Toby Alderweireld’s go and noticed Lo Celso’s run on the left-hand aspect, with the midfielder taking a contact earlier than he fired previous Ederson for his first ever Premier League aim.
Victory for Spurs means they’ve collected 1000 Premier League factors of their historical past, with a title cost below Mourinho wanting seemingly and factors any further a premium.
Chelsea have been high of the desk after beating Newcastle within the early kick off, with the London derby between the 2 sides subsequent Sunday set to be an mouth-watering affair.
Each golf equipment paid tribute to the late Ray Clemence earlier than kick-off with a minute’s applause whereas Spurs’ gamers wore black armbands for his or her former goalkeeper, who gained trophies at White Hart Lane and with Liverpool.
Mourinho had predicted Raheem Sterling would begin for City regardless of being unavailable for England as a result of a calf damage, however he was solely named on the bench the place he was joined by the match once more Sergio Aguero.
With out their quantity seven, Guardiola recalled Riyad Mahrez whereas Bernardo Silva got here in for Ilkay Gundogan and but it was on the different finish of the pitch the place acquainted issues reared their ugly head.
Solely 5 minutes had been performed when Tanguy Ndombele threaded a go into the trail of Son, who bumped into area vacated by Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias and slotted by means of the legs of the onrushing Ederson for his ninth league aim of the marketing campaign.
It was a poor lapse in focus for the guests, who switched off and have been then not tight sufficient to the in-form South Korean.
City could have been stage with 9 on the clock, however Toby Alderweireld impressively denied Gabriel Jesus inside the realm earlier than the Brazilian inadvertently blocked a goalbound shot by captain Kevin De Bruyne.
The ball was within the away web once more within the 13th minute; but Kane had strayed into an offside place after a selfless Son go.
Spurs have been completely satisfied for City to regulate possession with Mourinho watching his aspect produce the kind of disciplined show which has change into his trademark.
A momentary drop in focus was all Guardiola’s aspect would wish they usually thought it arrived with 27 on the clock.
Rodri’s cross into the realm got here by means of to Jesus, who arrange the unmarked Laporte and the French defender drilled previous Hugo Lloris from inside the realm to make it 1-1.
Nobody had picked up the centre-back however Tottenham have been saved by the pitchside monitor after VAR really useful Mike Dean use the know-how to assessment if Jesus had used his arm to regulate the ball and City’s quantity 9 duly had.
The frustration of the away aspect was seen at half-time and although Mahrez examined Lloris early into the second interval, it was routine for the Spurs captain.
Eric Dier and Alderweireld produced well timed interventions on the hour mark within the face of relentless stress earlier than Mourinho changed the superb Ndombele with Lo Celso within the 65th minute.
It was an impressed change with the Argentinian scoring 35 seconds into his arrival from one other Kane help.
Alderweireld discovered the England skipper in the midst of the pitch, who noticed Lo Celso had run away from De Bruyne and after the substitute took a contact into the realm, he steered into the nook for his first ever Premier League aim.
Mourinho was in a position to have a good time one other masterstroke and Tottenham have been inside touching distance of an announcement win.
Guardiola responded by introducing England duo Sterling and Phil Foden, however the closest they got here was when Lloris produced a point-blank save from a Dias header.
It was not all constructive for Spurs who noticed Alderweireld go away the pitch with an damage 9 minutes from time, however they’ve changed Chelsea on the summit and prolonged their unbeaten league run to eight video games.
For City, regardless of a match in hand, they now path the leaders by eight factors and proceed to lack a scientific edge in each containers.