Near-perfect Tottenham shock toothless Man City to go top

Son Heun-min

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (second left) celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during their English Premier League match against Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on November 21, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • Mourinho characteristically stoked his rivalry with Guardiola pre-match by claiming Raheem Sterling would start despite withdrawing from England duty due to injury.
  • Sterling was only fit enough for a place on the bench and by the time he and Phil Foden were summoned, the game was gone for City as they continued to play in front of Spurs without any penetration.

Tottenham displayed their Premier League title credentials as goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso exposed Manchester City's defensive frailties in a 2-0 win that took Jose Mourinho's men top of the table on Saturday.

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