Tottenham ended Pep Guardiola’s 100% Premier League start as they outplayed their opponent to win 2-0 at the White Hart Lane.
City had been undefeated in 11 games, and won all six in the Premier League, since Guardiola’s arrival but an own goal from Aleksandar Kolarov and a second from Dele Alli brought that run to an end in North London.
Tottenham started at a frenetic pace, and built a run which saw Son Heung-Min force his way into the box after beating a marker before firing wide of the target after just 24 seconds.
City then created a chance of their own down the other end, with David Silva just missing a flick from a few yards out following Jesus Navas’ ball into the box.
By the ninth minute, Tottenham found their deserved opening as Danny Rose whipped in a dangerous delivery which Kolarov inadvertently sliced into the back of his own net. They followed that goal up immediately with waves of attack against a stunned City, keeping the intensity up and with Dele Alli confirming their dominance eight minutes before half-time with a cool finish from Son Heung-min’s pass.
Spurs had the luxury of missing a penalty as Erik Lamela’s second-half penalty saved by City keeper Claudio Bravo denying them from getting a comprehensive result.
Sergio Aguero twice brought Hugo Lloris into action, once when he turned a shot on to the post, in the second half but it was nothing disturbing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they earned a convincing win.