December 4, 2020

Tottenham 2-0 Man City: Son Heung-min and Giovani lo Celso send Spurs top

Son Heung-min celebrates scoring Tottenham's opener against Manchester City
Son Heung-min has nine goals and two assists in nine Premier League games this season

Tottenham Hotspur went top of the Premier League after producing a display of clinical efficiency and tactical discipline to beat Manchester City.

In the usual battle of wits between Jose Mourinho and his old adversary Pep Guardiola, the Spurs manager came out on top as his team’s season gathered further momentum.

Son Heung-min put Spurs in front after five minutes, finishing coolly from Tanguy Ndombele’s pass before Manchester City had a first-half goal ruled out by VAR for a handball by Gabriel Jesus after Aymeric Laporte’s finish.

City continued to enjoy greater possession but Spurs, as you would expect from a Mourinho side, were fiercely drilled and resilient, taking their chance when it came to double their advantage and finish the game.

It came in the 65th minute after a dream substitution from Mourinho, Giovani lo Celso beating Ederson with a low finish from another Kane pass 35 seconds after coming on for Steven Bergwijn – the only cloud for Spurs coming with a late injury to Toby Alderweireld after an outstanding performance.

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Tottenham Hotspur

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  1. Squad number1Player nameLloris
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  2. Squad number24Player nameAurier
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  3. Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld
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  4. Squad number15Player nameDier
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  5. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
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  6. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
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  7. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
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  8. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
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  9. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
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  10. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
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  11. Squad number10Player nameKane
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  1. Squad number14Player nameRodon
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  2. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
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  3. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
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Manchester City

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  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
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  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker
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  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias
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  4. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
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  5. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
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  6. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
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  7. Squad number16Player nameRodri
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  8. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
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  9. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
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  10. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus
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  11. Squad number21Player nameTorres
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  1. Squad number7Player nameSterling
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  2. Squad number47Player nameFoden
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  • 1Lloris
  • 24Aurier
  • 4AlderweireldSubstituted forRodonat 81′minutes
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 17SissokoBooked at 42mins
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 28NdombeleSubstituted forLo Celsoat 65′minutes
  • 23BergwijnSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 73′minutes
  • 10KaneBooked at 90mins


  • 9Bale
  • 12Hart
  • 14Rodon
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 33Davies
  • 45Alves Morais

Man City

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 3Rúben DiasBooked at 87mins
  • 14Laporte
  • 27Cancelo
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 16Rodri
  • 20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forFodenat 72′minutes
  • 26MahrezSubstituted forSterlingat 72′minutes
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 21TorresBooked at 88mins


  • 5Stones
  • 7Sterling
  • 8Gündogan
  • 10Agüero
  • 13Steffen
  • 47Foden
  • 50García

Mike Dean

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 0.

  3. Phil Foden (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

  5. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

  7. Attempt missed. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Raheem Sterling following a corner.

  8. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

  9. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Eric Dier.

  10. Attempt saved. Rúben Dias (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

  11. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Rúben Dias (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

  14. Attempt blocked. Ferran Torres (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.

  15. Ferran Torres (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Foul by Ferran Torres (Manchester City).

  17. Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Rúben Dias (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).

  20. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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