Jose Mourinho got the better of Pep Guardiola as Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City 2-0 to go top of the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Heung-min Son gave the hosts an early lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, latching on to Tanguy Ndombele’s pass before finding the net through Ederson’s legs. Harry Kane thought he’d doubled Spurs’ lead shortly afterwards, but his goal was ruled out for offside.
City, meanwhile, had a disallowed goal of their own before the break as Aymeric Laporte’s strike was chalked off after VAR spotted a handball from Gabriel Jesus in the build-up. Midway through the second half, Mourinho’s side found their second when Kane played in Giovani Lo Celso to roll the ball home.
The win takes Spurs back to the top of the table following Chelsea’s victory at Newcastle – they will remain the leaders ahead going into the next round of fixtures unless Leicester can comfortably beat Liverpool on Sunday. As for City and Guardiola, they stay in mid-table and could fall into the bottom half if results go against them in the rest of Matchday 9.