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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

Tottenham moved top of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a hard-fought victory over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

City dominated in both possession and chances but goals from Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani lo Celso - 35 seconds after his introduction - sealed a fourth successive league win for Spurs.

Captain Harry Kane set up Lo Celso with his ninth assist in as many league matches midway through the second half, after Son had slotted in his ninth goal of the campaign five minutes into the contest from Tanguy Ndombele's lofted pass.

Both sides had a goal disallowed in the first half, as Kane strayed offside at the end of a sweeping team move and referee Mike Dean retrospectively penalised Gabriel Jesus for handball in the build-up to Aymeric Laporte's strike.

Spurs are two points above Chelsea and Leicester City, though the Foxes can reclaim top spot with victory over champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday (19:15 GMT).

Defeat leaves City 10th and eight points off the early pace - but with a game in hand.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameLloris
    Average rating

    7.43

  2. Squad number24Player nameAurier
    Average rating

    7.40

  3. Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld
    Average rating

    7.71

  4. Squad number15Player nameDier
    Average rating

    7.54

  5. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
    Average rating

    7.58

  6. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
    Average rating

    7.55

  7. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
    Average rating

    7.81

  8. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
    Average rating

    8.45

  9. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
    Average rating

    7.79

  10. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
    Average rating

    7.46

  11. Squad number10Player nameKane
    Average rating

    8.48

Substitutes

  1. Squad number14Player nameRodon
    Average rating

    7.11

  2. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
    Average rating

    8.18

  3. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
    Average rating

    7.49

Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
    Average rating

    3.60

  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker
    Average rating

    3.93

  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias
    Average rating

    3.68

  4. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
    Average rating

    3.75

  5. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
    Average rating

    3.56

  6. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
    Average rating

    4.24

  7. Squad number16Player nameRodri
    Average rating

    3.67

  8. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
    Average rating

    3.62

  9. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
    Average rating

    3.46

  10. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus
    Average rating

    4.03

  11. Squad number21Player nameTorres
    Average rating

    3.74

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameSterling
    Average rating

    3.30

  2. Squad number47Player nameFoden
    Average rating

    3.72

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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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 0.

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