Jose Mourinho has got one over his old foe Pep Guardiola as Tottenham secured a superb 2-0 win at home to Manchester City.
Goals from the on-fire Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso were enough to seal all three points for Spurs, as City lost on the road for the first time since July.
On a night of very few clear chances in North London, it was City’s lax defending that gifted their hosts the opener after five minutes.
Tanguy Ndombele’s clipped pass caught Guardiola’s back four way out of position and Son calmly and clinically tucked past Ederson.
City did look to muster up a quick reaction to Son’s goal, but their tame response amounted to an easy stop for Hugo Lloris from Rodri’s header.
The visitors did get the ball in net on the half hour mark though, as Aymeric Laporte nodded home Gabriel Jesus’ cross.
But VAR chalked off his effort after a blatant handball by the Brazilian.
Guardiola’s side continued to pose the bulk of the threat after the restart, with Jesus testing Lloris and Kevin De Bruyne firing just wide.
But with an inefficient City being smothered out of the game, Mourinho’ plan worked perfectly, as Lo Celso made it 2-0.
The Argentinian had been on the pitch less than a minute as he latched on to Harry Kane’s through ball, but he showed no
rustiness to fire past Ederson.
That strike effectively ended this as a contest as Mourinho’s Spurs continued their case as Premier League title challengers.
Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 2 Manchester City 0