By Sonny Turner
Sub- edited by Will Bussey
Tottenham top of the league after a perfect performance against Manchester City, which saw them come out as two nil winners, led by man of the match Harry Kane.
After just five minutes, Spurs’ game-plan to hit City on the break paid off when Tanguy Ndombele found Heung-Min Son with a floated pass, who stroked the ball through the legs of the onrushing Ederson.
Jose Mourinho’s tactical blueprint allowed City to dominate the ball throughout the game, with Pep Guardiola’s side thinking they had hit back when Aymeric Laporte fired the ball into the net, only for referee Mike Dean to disallow the goal for a handball from would-be assister Gabriel Jesus in the build up.
City continued to probe throughout the game, but the partnership of Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld stood resolutely against the constant pressure in order to defend their clean sheet.
The impenetrable defence of Tottenham looked to be frustrating City, with Kevin De Bruyne beginning to take shots from long range, which failed to test Hugo Lloris.
Spurs sealed victory with substitute Giovani Lo Celso side-footing the ball, less than a minute after coming on, past Ederson following a driving run from Kane who stroked the ball perfectly into his path.
What will go down as a classic Jose Mourinho performance saw Spurs execute a faultless game-plan, propelling them to the top of the league, and sending a message to the rest of the league that they are legitimate title challengers this season.