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Three things we learnt from Tottenham’s superb victory over Manchester City

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Three things we learnt from Tottenham’s superb victory over Manchester City

After Celtic showed that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City weren’t the perfect side in midweek in a thrilling 3-3 draw, Tottenham embarrassed the Citizens even further at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as they made Guardiola’s team look average in a convincing display to see them remain the only Premier League side to remain unbeaten.

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With just one draw and five wins from six games played before the clash, you can understand why Spurs came flying out of the traps with a fast paced, exciting, pressing display. It took just nine minutes to have an impact as a dangerous cross into the box looped over John Stones and was skewed into his own net by Aleksander Kolarov.

 

Dele Alli then stepped up to score another eight minutes before half-time to make the lead a comfortable one with a superb run splitting the City defence and when Heung-Min Son played him in it was a composed and classy finish to put the London club in a commanding position heading into the break.

City improved in the second half but the best chance of the half fell to Spurs yet again, as Claudio Bravo’s mind games worked a treat to save a penalty from Erik Lamela as the game petered out with few chances as City began to look tired and had few chances themselves despite improving as the game went on.

Read on over the next few pages to see what we can take from the game…

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