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

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameLloris
    Average rating

    7.52

  2. Squad number24Player nameAurier
    Average rating

    7.44

  3. Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld
    Average rating

    7.86

  4. Squad number15Player nameDier
    Average rating

    7.80

  5. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
    Average rating

    7.73

  6. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
    Average rating

    7.60

  7. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
    Average rating

    7.99

  8. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
    Average rating

    8.43

  9. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
    Average rating

    7.76

  10. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
    Average rating

    7.36

  11. Squad number10Player nameKane
    Average rating

    8.50

Substitutes

  1. Squad number14Player nameRodon
    Average rating

    7.02

  2. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
    Average rating

    8.11

  3. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
    Average rating

    7.38

Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
    Average rating

    3.65

  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker
    Average rating

    4.08

  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias
    Average rating

    3.86

  4. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
    Average rating

    3.92

  5. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
    Average rating

    3.78

  6. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
    Average rating

    4.53

  7. Squad number16Player nameRodri
    Average rating

    3.91

  8. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
    Average rating

    3.84

  9. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
    Average rating

    3.60

  10. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus
    Average rating

    4.00

  11. Squad number21Player nameTorres
    Average rating

    3.84

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameSterling
    Average rating

    3.27

  2. Squad number47Player nameFoden
    Average rating

    3.65

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Referee:
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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