Thu | Nov 26, 2020

Tottenham top Prem after blanking Man City

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:24 AM

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (right) attempts a shot at goal in front of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, yesterday.
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (right) attempts a shot at goal in front of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, yesterday. Tottenham won 2-0.

LONDON (AP):

José Mourinho got the better of Pep Guardiola in the latest chapter of the two coaches’ rivalry as Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 yesterday to go top of the English Premier League.

Tottenham took the lead in the fifth minute when both of City’s centre-backs followed Harry Kane. That opened up plenty of space for Son Heung-min to pick up a lobbed pass from Tanguy Ndombele and score.

City had an overwhelming share of possession but accomplished little with it except for a disallowed goal for Aymeric Laporte after Gabriel Jesus controlled the ball with his arm in the build-up.

Giovani Lo Celso stretched Tottenham’s lead less than 30 seconds after coming off the bench when Kane played him in to score on a 65th-minute counter-attack. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reacted quickly to keep out Laporte’s header late on.

Third-place Leicester can move above Tottenham if they beat fourth-place Liverpool today.

Man City are eight points off Tottenham.

RESULTS

TODAY’S MATCHES

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

Tottenham 2-0 Man City

Man Utd - West Brom

TOMORROW’S MATCHES

Fulham vs Everton @ 7:00am

Sheffield Utd vs West Ham @ 9:00am

Leeds vs Arsenal @ 11:30am

Liverpool vs Leicester @ 2:15pm

MONDAY'S MATCHES

Burnley vs Crystal Palace @ 12:30pm

Wolves vs Southampton @ 3:00pm